Bamboo, a grass?

Philippines
March 11, 2008 9:41am CST
I recently learned that bamboo is a grass and not a tree? Anyone knew more about this?
4 responses
• United States
2 Apr 08
no, i did not know that bamboo was a type of grass i mean it does not look like a type of grass and does not have most of the properties of grass.
• United States
19 Mar 08
i know this since 1st grade... and i also somebody told me that it has flowers too though it only blooms once in a blue moon
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
Well, i was aware of this since i was in high school... it cam as a shock since bamboo plant can actually grow taller than any tree i know... but then... i became quit suspicious because bamboo doesn't have the common characteristics of ordinary trees... like having a bark and branches... But even if it is not a tree... it still functions like a tree by producing oxygen... and there are lots of uses for bamboo trees...
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Any plant that has that is a reed is considered to be grass. Other reeds that are grass include sugar cane and papyrus.