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SS-AGR-232: An Overview of Florida Sugarcane

Figure 4. Sugarcane flowers, which produce seeds, are pictured in this November 2001 photo. Because seeds from a single sugarcane flower differ genetically, pieces of sugarcane stalk are planted, rather than seeds, to produce new plants that are genetically identical to the parent plant.

Credit: James M. Shine, Jr., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida