common bamboo USDA PLANTS Symbol: BAVU2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike Shrub or Subshrub
Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): golden bamboo, grand bamboo
Native Range: known only in cultivation (BAIL); se Asia (GRIN)

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John Ruter, University of Georgia,
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Plant(s); Cv vittata
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Rock Creek National Park (Washington, D.C.)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005