How Tall Is the World’s Tallest Grass?

How about as tall as a ten-story building! Yes, there is a grass that grows that tall. It is called bamboo and grows in tropical areas. Even though these woody poles are so tall and so hard, they are actually in the same family as the grass in your yard.

Some bamboo grows at an unbelievable rate of speed, two feet in just one day!

In addition to being used as fishing poles, bamboo is used for ships’ masts, furniture, paper, and construction material for homes. Its shoots are a popular dish in Chinese restaurants.

One type of bamboo has been found growing 100 feet tall!