Sorghum vulgare is a variety of sorghum in the plant family Poaceae and is native to Central Africa. This hardy annual — also known as broom corn or broom straw — is a tall grass that forms broad, tasseled, fan-shaped heads that range from 16 to 20 inches. Sorghum has a variety of uses, both functional and ornamental. We use premium ‘corn’ to create some of our Monster bundles.
(This year, we grew some broom in one corner of my vegetable garden. And last month, it was harvested, hung to dry, and then brought indoors as a pretty fall arrangement.)