Bamboo (Phyllostachys meyeri)

Bambusa species -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

There are three native bamboos in the U.S. See the Arundinaria gigantea, switch cane, for more information. Other bamboos are non-native. Some have escaped into the wild and are being managed in state parks and elsewhere.

Bamboo can spread quickly by underground rhizomes and may suddenly appear many yards away from the main stand.

Phyllostachys meyeri

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Not Present in Florida

 

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Bambusa species

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Non-Native in Florida

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Pseudosasa japonica

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Non-Native in Florida

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Bamboo stems grew very quickly in this backyard. Many stems grew as much as 16 inches per day during one week in March 2005.

 

Bambusa # 1 grew 16" per day during a 7-day period

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March 22
60" tall
March 24
108" tall
March 27
148" tall
March 29
172" tall

Bambusa # 2 grew 15" per day during a 7-day period

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March 22
120" tall
March 24
162" tall
March 27
198" tall
March 29
224" tall

 

Read the EDIS publication, Bamboo Control, by Jason Ferrell, Mark Czarnota, and Ken Langeland.

bamboo View the herbarium specimen image of the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.