Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1072

Grass, Sedge, or Rush, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China & Japan
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA, uncommon in Carolina Piedmont & Coastal Plain, rare Carolina Mtns

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:

FRUIT:

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-02-001:
Phyllostachys aurea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Phyllostachys aurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo