Annuals, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
From Southeast Asia. Grown for its ornamental beadlike seeds. Leaves are 1 1/2 in. wide, to 2 ft. long, growing in loose, sprawling clumps to 1 1/2 ft. across. Smooth, prominently jointed stems to 6 ft. long bear separate male and female flower spikelets in autumn. Outside coverings of female flowers harden as seeds ripen, turning to shiny, 1/4 to 1/2 -in. “beads” in pearly white, gray, or violet; these can be strung like actual beads. For use in dried arrangements, cut stems before seeds dry and shatter.
From Southeast Asia. Grown for its ornamental beadlike seeds. Leaves are 1 1/2 in. wide, to 2 ft. long...
Usually grown as an annual. Bushy, upright; to 2–3 ft. tall, 2 1/2 ft.wide. Dark green, hairy, o...