"Halt! You there! Don't move!"
―A clone trooper after spotting movement behind a Hylaian marsh bamboo — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Hylaian marsh bamboo was a bamboo plant[1] from the Hylaia system[2] in the Inner Rim.[3] The plant was grown in the Room of a Thousand Fountains,[1] a greenhouse at the base[4] of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.[1] In 19 BBY,[5] following the destruction of the Jedi Order, the Temple was occupied by clone troopers who were tasked with cleaning up and identifying the many Jedi corpses.[1]

In the Room of a Thousand Fountains, one clone spotted movement behind a stand of Hylaian marsh bamboo and ordered the perpetrator to remain still. The figure ran out of the room and the clone directed his squadmates to pursue it. However, the moving figure had actually been a illusion by the Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, who were then able to enter the freshly unoccupied room and continue their investigation into the Jedi deaths.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Hylaian marsh bamboo first appeared in Matthew Stover's 2005 novelization of the prequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article treats the Hylaia system as the location of one such homeworld with regard to the Hylaian marsh bamboo species.
  3. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  4. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  5. The New Essential Chronology places the events of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization in 19 BBY.
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