Bambusa vulgaris Schrad ex. J.C. Wendl

Common Bamboo

Natural range: Old World

Habitat: Disturbed sites.

Florida status: Escaped from cultivation.

Recognition: Readily recognized by its woody culm and nodes. Cultivars such as 'Wamin' and 'Vittata' are commonly used in landscaping.

Note: Flowering is infrequent and may go many years without producing spikelets.