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Job's tears

Coix lacryma-jobi


This grass's dried grains are edible.


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


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

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

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

KellyTor 9 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 9 years ago

Thank you for the ID, Manuel.

Coix lacryma-jobi, a beuatiful tall grass.

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

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

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