A bamboo shoot from Diane SC

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This 3 foot shoot popped up in a shady spot in my yard almost overnight. It looks like bamboo to me but my family is sure its some kind of palm. Any thoughts?


Yes, it looks like a bamboo to me also. They don’t just appear by chance – you must have a neighbor with plants that are spreading to your yard. If not, then we have a big mystery!  It is not a native species.



Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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