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Annuals: Coix lacryma-jobi 'Job's Tears'

Botanical name: Coix lacryma-jobi 'Job's Tears'

Common name: Job's Tears

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Job's Tears
Photo credit: ladybug
Annuals: Coix lacryma-jobi 'Job's Tears'
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ladybug

Germantown, Tn

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Soil: damp, neutral, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 9a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Categories:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting

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description for "Annuals: Coix lacryma-jobi 'Job's Tears'"

Looking for all the world like small corn plants, this ornamental grass then surprises us with the blue-gray pendant seeds. Believed to be one of the oldest grasses in cultivation, it was ground into a flour, and strung for rosaries, necklaces and teething beads.

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