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Sacred Bamboo

Sacred bamboo - Invasive.orgScientific name: Nandina domestica Thunb. (ITIS)

Common names: Sacred bamboo, nandina, heavenly bamboo

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Native To: Asia (Stone 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Early 1800s (Stone 2009)

Means of Introduction: Introduced as an ornamental (Stone 2009)

Impact: May displace native species (Stone 2009)

Current U.S. Distribution:


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Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth - Sacred Bamboo
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Sacred Bamboo
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas Invasives Database - Nandina domestica

Invasive Species Compendium - Nandina domestica
CAB International.

TISI Inventory - Sacred Bamboo
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

U.S. National Plant Germplasm System - Nandina domestica
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) - Nandina domestica
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Sacred Bamboo
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

State Government

Invasive Species: Sacred Bamboo
Alabama Forestry Commission.

Field Guide: Invasive - Heavenly Bamboo
Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri


Plant Profile: Nandina domestica
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.



Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Nandina domestica. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Stone, K.R. 2009. Nandina domestica. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).

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Last Modified: Apr 13, 2018
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