Bamboo identification - zone 6

secretestJuly 31, 2014

Can someone please help identify this bamboo?

Thanks!

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gigman7(7)

Need a closer look at it. Looks more like an ornamental grass.

A closer look could tell us what kind.

This post was edited by gigman7 on Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 11:12

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 10:31PM
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secretest

Hm, ok - I was worried that might be the case. I will see if I can get a better shot, closer to the culms. Might be a few days before I can get back there but I will try!

Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:13AM
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subtropix

It does not look like a bamboo at all to me. Looks like an Ornamental grass of some kind. Post it on that forum and they will help you in the identification.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 10:36AM
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secretest

Hm, really?
When I had a look at it, I saw internodes and what looked like a rhizome poking out of the ground, with the leaves (with the fuzzy outer sheath) all wrapped around like a baby bamboo culm.

Do grasses also have those qualities? I may be able to get a closer shot, if that would help be more certain, but like i said above, i will need some time before I can get there.

If it really is not a bamboo, darn - looking for a bamboo and liked the long leaves on this guy... :)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:17PM
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gigman7(7)

Yes, this is the exact same feature of a grass. As a matter of fact, the bamboo is classified as a grass. Same exact thing.

This post was edited by gigman7 on Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 13:25

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 1:22PM
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subtropix

Think of it this way. All bamboo are 'grasses', but not all grasses are bamboo (Superset/subset sort of relationship deal).

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 2:03PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

It could well be Johnson Grass (a weed)

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 2:05PM
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gigman7(7)

No, it's not Johnson Grass.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 2:11PM
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