Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Arrow shows ligule.
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Flowering - September - November.
Habitat - Bottomland forets, banks of creeks.
Origin - Native to southern Asia.
Other info. - This weedy species can only be found in a few southern Missouri counties but will most likely spread with time. The plant is very aggressive and can form large colonies if left unchecked. The colonies of plants out-compete nearly all other plant life and soon dominate the area. The plant typically grows to about 30-40cm tall. Locations and new findings of this species should be reported to the local park service or Missouri Deparment of Conservation office.
Photographs taken Lake Guntersville State Park, AL., 10-16-04.