Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


937

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it on roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, 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:

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

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-83-001:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Miscanthus sinensis var. variegatus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Miscanthus sinensis var. zebrinus

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Silvergrass