|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Cyperales||Flowering plants including grasses|
|Family||Poaceae||Grasses (but not sedges or rushes)|
|Species||nitida||Derived from the Latin meaning “shining, lustrous, whitish” referring to the pods|
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Fargesia nitida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 3½ × 4½' (1 × 1.4 m)