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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Miscanthus sinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-83-001:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Miscanthus sinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Silvergrass, Eulalia


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_misi_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_misi_002_lvd

        

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    wwwseeppcky_miscanthus

        

www.se-eppc.org/ky/leastwant.htm

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JK Marlow    jkm0401e_32

January    Greenville County    SC

Panicles dense, branches and pedicels ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_010

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm200409_3646

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0007a_13a

July    Henderson County    NC

Roadside

This species is becoming aggressively weedy, per Weakley's Flora.

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Tim Spira    tpsmsinensis2

August        

Much-branched and drooping terminal plumed pancicles, silvery to pinkish, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

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JK Marlow    jkm0510d_33

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves long-linear, upright to arching, to 1m long and less than 2cm wide, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

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JK Marlow    jkm151024_558

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Panicle somewhat fan-shaped, of silky aggregate racemes 10-20cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm151024_558b

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Spikelets with a tuft of silky hairs about as long as glumes, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm151024_559

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Very small pieces of rhizome can propagate new clumps, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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JK Marlow    jkm151024_561

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Leaves 1" wide with a distinct white midrib, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_sinensis_9339

December    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Miscanthus sinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-83-001:
Miscanthus sinensis   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Miscanthus sinensis

 

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937

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Common in Mountains & Carolina Piedmont, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, other disturbed habitats, increasingly moving into a wide variety of natural habitats, including those with prescribed fire, 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
Mostly basal, with some alternate 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
3 stamens

Inflorescence a panicle of racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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