Bamboo is a type of giant grass. It is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth.
Bamboo grows in groups. It grows very tall.
Many types of bamboo grow in Southeast Asia. People in Southeast Asia use bamboo for many things.
Bamboo stems are very strong. Some people use bamboo stems to make chairs and tables. Some people use the stems to build houses.
Some people in Southeast Asia eat bamboo seeds. They also cook small bamboo sprouts. These sprouts are very healthy.
Many Southeast Asian artists paint on paper made from bamboo.
Bamboo is a beautiful and useful plant.