Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ (POACEAE) Common Bamboo

Weeds to Whack

Bambusa vulgaris is a perennial, woody, common bamboo. Grows in dense clumps. Widespread along river banks and on hillsides. There are some large clumps along Enoggera Creek notably behind the soccer ground at The Gap. If clumps are not removed they gradually get larger crowding out native vegetation.

Canes. Photo: Robert Whyte