Sugar cane

  • Sugar cane
  • Sugar cane
  • Sugar cane
  • Sugar cane


Originating from tropical and subtropical regions, sugar cane closely resembles the reeds found in the South of France.

The campsite‘s sugar cane is obviously for ornamental rather than nutritional purposes, but even so, let’s take a look at some of its characteristics.

Sugar is found inside the cane stalks. It is harvested after around a year’s growth, when the sugar is at its highest level and the leaves begin to dry. Liquid sugar is extracted by pressing the stalks.

Where to find it at the campsite
You’ll find sugar cane in Allée de l’Argentière (nr. 11 on the botanical footpath plan).


Latin name :Saccharum officinarum violaceum
Family :Poacées
Genus :Saccharum
Species :ravennae
Color :Purple and green
Subspecies :purpurea
Foliage :Perennial
Port :Tall, perennial grass
Height :2 to 6 m
Lifetime :7 ans si exploitée
Flowering :autumn
Sugar cane

Did you know?

Sugar cane is of course used to make refined cane sugar, but also to manufacture rum.