Cairns Grass.

Considering this was my only visit, to date,

into banana and sugar growing country,

I found these sights fascinating.

When I saw this weekend’s theme…

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I immediately thought of bananas and sugarcane.

While sugarcane is definitely a grass,

the classification of banana trees is not unanimous.

According to

banana trees can be

…considered the largest grass on earth,

the banana tree is a very interesting tropical plant

that can be grown even in non-tropical areas

if a few precautions are taken.


was the only website I found which proclaimed

banana trees to be a member

of the grass family.

Most (websites) agreed on the ‘herb’ classification.


FriendlyFriday:  Splendor-In-The-Grass

Amanda                       Sandi

2 thoughts on “FriendlyFriday-Splendor-In-Grass

  1. Bananas growing in non-tropical places is TRUE. In Toronto I was surprised to see a banana tree growing in a garden spot maintained by the city. “What madness is this!” I thought. But it lived and survived at least 2 summers I think.


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