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Job's tears

Coix lacryma-jobi

Description:

This grass's dried grains are edible.

Habitat:

Subtropical Hawaiian wet forest. Job's tears is naturalized in the new world tropics. Native to SE Asia.

Notes:

Certain variations can be used as jewelry (beads), and others are consumed like cereal.

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4 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thanks, Kelly! I'm glad you found out what it looks like. You're welcome.

KellyTor
KellyTor 7 years ago

Beautiful. I have a Job's Tear's Rosary. I was curious what the plant looked like. Now I know! Thank you.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Manuel.

Coix lacryma-jobi, a beuatiful tall grass.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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