OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-84-001:
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_mivi_001_lvd

        

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mivi_003_lvd

        

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

Gill Newberry    gn07_microstegium

July        

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    jkm0307a_32

July    Greenville County    SC

One of the most destructive introduced plants in our area, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    jkm0307a_34

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves lanceolate, flat, to 10cm wide and 2-15mm wide, with white midveins, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    jkm0307g_05

July    Greenville County    SC

Extensive dense patches, eliminating nearly all other herbaceous plants, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_082521blairsville103

August    Union County    GA

Meeks Park Disc Golf Course

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    jkm120925_135

September    Greenville County    SC

Terminal, thin and spikelike raceme, to 3" long, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    s030928_a

September    Greenville County    SC

Spikelets in one to three terminal upright fingers, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

JK Marlow    jkm0410k_21

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Microstegium vimineum, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass

Keith Bradley    kab_m_vimineum_7495

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-84-001:
Microstegium vimineum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

Find by scientific name:

932

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Habitat: Disturbed areas, colonizing moist, rich soil, especially in floodplains, though sometimes patchily in even dry or dry-mesic uplands, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Reddish
Grain

 

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