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Chicken corn

Gramineae Sorghum drummondii (Steud.) Millsp. & Chase

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Chicken corn was apparently introduced by chance and became naturalized on black soils of Alabama around the middle of the last century. Later it largely disappeared as a naturalized plant. A selection has been increased recently, primarily for use in wild life plantings. It is a sweet sorghum of medium size. The seed shatters in late summer, remains dormant over winter, and germinates the following spring. Seed is in limited commercial production.