"Golden bamboo and other invasive bamboos are perennial reed-like plants that can reach heights of 16 to 40 feet. The canes (stems) are hollow with solid joints and can be 1 to 6 inches in diameter. Leaves are often golden colored. Infestations are commonly found around old homesites and can rapidly expand in size."
"Golden bamboo can form dense, monocultural thickets that displace native species. Once bamboo is established, it is difficult to remove. Golden bamboo is native to China and was first introduced into America in 1882 in Alabama for ornamental purposes."
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http://www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=3063 from Invasive Species Org
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