|This Chinese bamboo has solid culms. Its leaves
may grow to lenths up to 10 inches. Bamboo is a
common term for a large number of giant grasses
that include many different species and varieties.
There are two main types of bamboo. Runner types
send out underground stems to varying distances
and sent up a vertical shoot. These will grow in
large thickets or grove if left alone.
Runners are mainly found in temperate regions.
Clump bamboos have underground stems that sprout
vertical shoots much closer their parent plants
glowing slowly outward. Clumpers tend to be
tropical or subtropical. Bamboo has many uses
worldwide from building materia