A large, woody perennial grass that is planted and naturalised in woodlands, by rivers, in parks and estates, and also occurring as a relic of cultivation. It spreads vegetatively to form dense thickets, and (unusually for a bamboo) reproduction by seed has been reported. Lowland.
Y. anceps was introduced into cultivation in Britain in c. 1865, and is increasingly popular in gardens. It was recorded from the wild in 1961 (Surrey), and may be increasing.
Native of C. & N.W. Himalayas.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.