Tips of leaves bend downward, which is an identifying trait of this plant
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2- 5 feet
2 -3 feet
Well drained, Moist
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This tropical grass has leaves that bends over sharply at the ends – this is characteristic of this grass. It has a brownish purple inflorescens. The roots are deep growing and they are dug, dried and fragrant oils are distilled from them. These oils are used in fine perfumes and in sachets. Known as vetiver, it was once grown and marketed in South Louisiana. Labor demands for growing this crop have lead to its demise.
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