Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Description: : annual grass resembling a small, delicate bamboo; mature plants grow to 2-3 ft. in height.

Habitat:It occurs on stream banks, river bluffs, floodplains, emergent and forested wetlands, moist woodlands, early successional fields, uplands, thickets, roadside ditches, and gas and power-line corridors. It can be found in full sun to deep shaded forest conditions and is associated with moist, rich soils that are acidic, neutral or basic and high in nitrogen.

Problems: It spreads opportunistically following disturbance to form dense patches, displacing native wetland and forest vegetation as the patch expands.

Species Control: herbicides are the most practical and effective method


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