A new variety of native North American bamboo was discovered this year (March ’07) by botanists in North Carolina. Hill Cane is the third known variety of bamboo indigenous to the continental United States.

Arundinaria appalachiana, as it’s known to botanists, differs from Switch Cane and River Cane, also native to the American southeast, in that it drops its leaves in the winter.

Check our most recent and comprehensive blog post for the complete story on bamboos native to North America and the United States.

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