Technically, bamboo is a grass. It also happens to be the
fastest growing grass in the world. Some of the more than a 1000 species grow
at a rate of up to 4 ft. per day. It is a diverse species and can be found all over the world, such
as…East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Australia, parts of the South
Eastern United States and parts of South America. However, you will find that
bamboo is not native to the following areas - Antarctica (of course), Western
Asia, North Africa, Europe and Canada.
There are some bamboos that flower every year, but most
flower in long intervals of every 60-120 years. The bamboo used for fabric is not the same species that is
consumed by Panda bears for food.
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