Chinese Sugar Cane
The stem of Chinese Sugar Cane (Sorghum nigrum), also known as Sorgho, or Sorgho Sucre, rises from six to fifteen feet, according to the soil on which it grows. It grows erect down at the ends, resembling Indian corn and in its early growth, and broom corn, to which it is nearly allied, at maturity. It flowers in a panicle at the top, at first green, changing through shades of violet to purple, when more advanced. It grows best on dry soil, and under a hot sun.