Botanical name: Thysanolaena latifolia Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Thysanolaena maxima, Agrostis maxima, Melica latifolia, Thysanolaena agrostis
Tiger Grass is a bamboo like perennial grass, growing up to 2 m tall, forming large clumps. The large leaves are up to 7 cm wide - they are used to wrap food for steaming in some parts. Flowers occur in minute spikelets, in large branched clusters. The flower stems are tied together and used as brooms. Tiger Grass is found throughout India at altitudes up to 1800 m. Flowering: March-June.
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