Bamboo (Bambusa)

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked


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Location: MercerDate: 2018-10-06
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic, Tx.Date: 2017-11-18
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, Tx  - Japanese GardenDate: 2017-11-18made quite the unique sound when the wind blew
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic, Tx.Date: 2017-11-18Japanese Garden
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Posted by cbw1953 (Yucca Valley,Ca - Zone 9b) on Nov 2, 2016 6:41 PM

Bamboo is used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating infections and healing. In the northern Indian state of Assam, the fermented bamboo paste known as khorisa is known locally as a folk remedy for the treatment of impotence, infertility, and menstrual pains.

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