Are Bamboo Plants Native to Arizona?

Bamboo, a fast-growing and sometimes towering member of the grass family, is found from the tropics all the way to cool mountain regions--chiefly in Asia and South America. Bamboo is not native to Arizona. A plant known as "Bamboo Muhly" (Muhlenbergia dumosa) exists in Arizona, but its name is based on looks only.

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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine and a regular contributor on entertainment to "USA Today", "The Hollywood Reporter," "San Diego Magazine" and other publications. An alumnus of San Diego State University, Arnold has appeared on such TV shows as "CNN", "E! Entertainment" and "G4's Attack of the Show" to discuss home entertainment and technology issues.