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Amur silvergrass (Miscanthus sacchariflorus)

Amur silvergrass Common Names: Plume grass

Description: Grown as an ornamental.

Habit: Tall perennial grass that can grow to 8 ft. (2.5 m) tall.

Leaves: 3 ft. (1 m) long by 1 in (2.5 cm) wide with a silver-white midvein and sharp recurving tips.

Flowers: Inflorecence has soft, white flower heads without awns. Blooms between August and September.

Fruit and seeds: Wind dispersed.

Habitat: Native to Eastern Asia. Can be found in marginal croplands, roadsides, railways and pond edges.

Reproduction: By seed and vegetatively by rhizomes.

Impact and Damage: Can form dense monocultures in wet, disturbed areas.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.

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Common Name:

Amur silvergrass

Scientific Name:

Miscanthus sacchariflorus







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