Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


932

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, colonizing moist, rich soil, esp in floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Reddish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-84-001:
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Microstegium vimineum var. vimineum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Microstegium vimineum var. imberbe

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Grass, Japanese Stiltgrass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass