Job’s Tears Ornamentals are a type of ornamental grass that grows naturally in moist areas. They have been used as ornamental plants since ancient times. Job’s tears are very popular because they grow well in most soil types and can withstand harsh conditions such as heat and drought. Some people use them to decorate their lawns or gardens. Job’s tears flower in spring and summer months.
The flowers of Job’s Tears Ornamentals are white with pink centers. They are usually 1/2 inch (1 cm) long and ¼ inch (6 mm) wide.
Flowers last from two weeks to one month before falling off completely. Job’s tears are often grown in groups of several plants so that each plant produces its own flowers.
Job’s Tears Ornamentals are not poisonous and do not cause any harm if ingested. However, they may irritate the throat when inhaled or swallowed.
If these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.
Job’s Tears Ornamentals can be found growing wild throughout many parts of the world including North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. They grow naturally along river banks, in forests and in meadows.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to add some interest to your garden or lawn, then you may want to consider growing ornamental grasses such as the Job’s tears plant. Not only are ornamental grasses attractive, but they are very easy to maintain and grow.
In fact, if you desire, you can even grow this plant indoors!
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Adlay or job’s tears—A cereal of potentially greater economic importance by RV Schaaffhausen – Economic Botany, 1952 – Springer
A consideration of the involucre remains of Coix lacryma-jobi L.(Poaceae) in the Sampula Cemetery (2000 years BP), Xinjiang, China by HE Jiang, B Wang, X Li, EG Lü, CS Li – Journal of Archaeological Science, 2008 – Elsevier
Nutritional evaluation of cultivated fodder crops grown under agro-climate of Tripura. by R Burnette, E Director – ECHO Asia Notes: A Regional Upplement to ECHO …, 2012