Johnson grass

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Johnson grass

(Science: botany) a tall perennial grass (sorghum Halepense), valuable in the southern and western states for pasture and hay. The rootstocks are large and juicy and are eagerly sought by swine.

Synonym: cuba grass, means grass, evergreen millet, and Arabian millet.

Origin: Named after W. Johnson of Alabama, who planted it about 1840-1845.