Poaceae (grass family)

    The Poaceae are mostly herbs, but also contain shrubs and vines, comprising one of the largest families of flowering plants, with about 700 genera and 12,000 species.  Found everywhere.  Bamboos are the largest members of this family.


    Bambusa guadua (A. von Humboldt, 1808-1809)
1995-2003 Missouri Botanical Garden


    The following members of the Poaceae family are growing at Montoso Gardens:


Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Bambusa vulgaris

giant bamboo


Bambusa vulgaris variegata

variegated bamboo





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