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Sauwi (Panicum sonorum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Panicum sonorum

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked or ground into a powder and used as a flour for making tortillas etc[183, 257]. The seed has a pleasant mild flavour and can be used like millet[160].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week. Prick out the seedlings into trays or individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts[200, K].
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. It is cultivated on a small scale in south-western N. America for its edible seed, there is at least one named variety[183]. The plant has a long growing season and may not produce a crop on tough soils[160]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun[200]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1].
Southern N. America – Northern Mexico.

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