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Bamboo: Common Bamboo Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata'

FAMILY: POACEAE (Grass Family)

In spite of its vulgar name, Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' is an attractive, large-diameter bamboo that is often used in landscaping. You can see it by the tapirs on the Tiger Trail. If you decide to plant bamboo in your own yard, be sure to use a "clumping" variety such as this, rather than a "running" variety. Running bamboos spread rapidly and are hard to control.