Scientific Name: Sorghum bicolor
Country of Origin: Australia, Africa
Sorghum is a cereal grain that grows in tall stalks, like corn. A drought-resistant crop, it is popular in hot, dry regions. Sorghum is often used as a sweetener, but sorghum seeds can also be used as a whole grain, like rice, ground into flour, or used to distill ethanol. Sorghum stems can be used to weave fences, mats, and baskets; the flowering panicles can be used as brooms and brushes.