Grass Grows 13-Foot Roots of “Steel”

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 31, 2004   View Article

Watching grass grow is never boring for the staff of the Bethesda, Maryland- based Vetiver Network—assuming the grass is vetiver.

Native to India, vetiver is taking root in a growing number of tropical countries, where it is used as an engineering tool to solve problems from soil erosion to pollution cleanup.

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