Cultivated as annual
Seeds are made into Buddhist prayer beads in Korea where it is believed that wearing the seed necklaces inproves an over-all feeling of well-being.
Source of plant
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Annual to 1.5m. Stems robust, erect. Leaves narrow-lanceolate, to 60x5cm. Inflorescence arching gracefully; male racemes to 5cm; spikelets to 1cm; utricles ovoid-globose, hard, to 13mm, white to grey, tinged blue to brown.
USDA Hardiness Zone
tender perennial, other ethnobotanical uses