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Relief has come to Connecticut residents living behind the bamboo curtain.

Lawmakers last month responded to concerns about phyllostachys, or yellow grove bamboo. It’s an aggressive species of bamboo pervading some lawns in Connecticut suburbs so lawmakers passed regulations on the distribution and growth of the plant.

Brought to the United States from Asia, the various species of bamboo are used as ornamental plants in many suburban gardens.

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