Latin name: Panicum sonorum
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Sauwi:Seed - cooked or ground into a powder and used as a flour for making tortillas etc. The seed has a pleasant mild flavour and can be used like millet.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Poor land.
Propagation of Sauwi: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Poor land.
Medicinal use of Sauwi:None known
Known hazards of Panicum sonorum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.