Bamboo (Bambuseae) is a member of the Poaceae plant family, a family of grass plants. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant and its shoots are often harvested and used for culinary purposes. Extracts from bamboo plants are used in Chinese medicine.

Bamboo is a grass

Bamboo is a perennial grass plant with hollow circular stems. With varieties growing up to 100 feet tall, bamboo can often be mistaken as a tree instead of a grass. The plant is actually a grass and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world.

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