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Sugar cane has been known to overcome a variety of environmental adaptations that have helped it thrive in many aCut Sugar Cane from Wikimedia Commonsreas of the globe.  Adapting to a cooler climate is one of the obstacles that is being currently researched.  Findings have shown that this adaptation is usually seen within the first three months.  Photosynthetic properties are changed during this early stage that make it easier to live in the cooler temperatures. 
Another adaptation that has been recorded was observed in the sugar cane crops in Florida, USA during times of continuous flooding.  Due to the excess amount of water continuously present in the sugar cane fields, the sugar cane produced above ground adventitious root systems.  Sugar cane has also adapted to various kinds of soil.  It is known to be successful in fine, medium, and coarse textured soils.

Sugar cane are pretty tough organisms that have very high drought and fire tolerance.  Sugar cane's fire tolerance can again be highlighted by the way it is harvested by hand.  Burning the fields that are ready to be harvested is the most efficient way to rid the field of unwanted materials that have accumulated.

Since you have know seen how sugar cane dominates in its environment, check out how it Interacts with other Species.