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Bamboo identification - zone 6

Posted by secretest 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 16:21

Can someone please help identify this bamboo?

Thanks!


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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!


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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.


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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!


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

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


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 14:05

It could well be Johnson Grass (a weed)


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RE: Bamboo identification - zone 6

No, it's not Johnson Grass.


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