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Setaria palmifolia - 20 Seeds - Palm Grass

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Setaria palmifolia - Palm Grass

20 Seeds

Native  to temperate and tropical Asia, this clumping perennial grass reaches up to 2m tall in the tropics. Stems grow from a knotted rhizome, with somewhat hairy leaf sheaths. The leaf blades proper are lanceolate, up to 6cm long, the surface appearing pleated. In the summer months it produces green-yellow sprays of flowers on long arching stems.

The stems are edible once cooked, and the seed grains can be used as a rice subsitute.

Deciduous below 5°C.