Saccharum officinarum, Sugar Cane. Saccharum officinarum 'Tall Ribbon'
Saccharum officinarum 'Tall Ribbon'

Saccharum officinarum

Sugar Cane
Family: Poaceae    (Formerly:Poaceae / Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Origin: Tropical Asia
USDA Zone: 9-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterEdible plant

Uses: Cane sugar, cane syrup, molasses, wax, and rum are products of sugarcane. Molasses is used as a sweetener, in industrial alcohol, for explosives, synthetic rubber, and in combustion engines. Fresh cane stems are often chewed, especially by poorer people.

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