Sugarcane is a tropical grass. Its stalk contains sweet juice from which sugar can be extracted. Most varieties are hybrids of the 4 cultivated species of sugarcane. Saccharum officinarum is the main "ingredient" of the cultivated hybrids. In the USA, it is cultivated for sugar production in Texas (3% of US production), Hawaii(11% of US production), Louisiana(34% of US production), and Florida(52% of US production). It will grow in Phoenix during the warmer time, and will die to the base in winter.
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