|Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' (Striped Timber Bamboo)|
Bamboos form the subfamily Bambusoideae, and there is no doubt that they are some of the most beautiful grasses around. Their colorful culms, delicate leaves, and the majestic heights reached by some bamboo species, make them a favorite of many plant collectors and growers, and their economic importance as structural materials is second to none in the Poaceae. In addition, bamboos hold a special place in the cultures of many East Asian countries.
|Bambusa malingensis (?) dwarfs passersby|
|Dendrocalamus minor 'Amoenus'|
|Pseudosasa japonica 'Tsutsumiana'|
|Thysanolaena latifolia seedheads|
|Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver grass) habit|
|Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver grass) seedheads|