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Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass)

Author(s): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 2004
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Howard, Janet 2004. Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/sorhal/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10459
FEIS Number: 627
Record updated: May 24, 2018