Ask a Question forum: Interesting Bamboo Anomaly, Mutation?

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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Jul 18, 2016 2:30 PM CST
My Dad grows bamboo as a privacy fence, and cuts it back periodically to keep it contained. (Grows wild, not sure what kind.) While cutting one day he found a really strange one, pictured below, hand for scale. Does anyone know what happened here? Also, which forum would be best to find some bamboo experts?

Weird...
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Base of the weird one.
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Here's what it normally looks like, over 8 ft. tall.
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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jul 18, 2016 2:34 PM CST
I don't know, but it is adorable. I wanna put oversized googly eyes on it and call it a minion.

It kind of reminds me of what happens to a left over stump when you cut down a tree... it grows like a bush out of the stump...?
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Daylilies Hostas Heucheras Cat Lover Echinacea Hybridizer
Irises Region: Georgia
Image
Jessie6162
Jul 18, 2016 2:36 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing @robynanne I can just imagine it with the little eyes! Rolling on the floor laughing

Yes, maybe he cut it, and the damage caused these shoots to go a little crazy...

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