One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An annual grass of Asian origin that is established as an invasive ecological threat in the eastern and southern US.
Microstegium vimineum, family Poaceae
- ‘Grass - specifically, the pervasive invasive commonly known as Japanese stilt grass - is the latest challenge for Spooner in her 20-some years working to protect Umstead State Park.’
- ‘From river bluffs to wetlands, mature forests to your own backyard, Japanese stilt grass is a ready invader of moist, neutral, or acidic soils.’
- ‘Stabilize disturbed areas with native grasses before Japanese stilt grass can exploit the disturbance.’
- ‘The stems of Japanese stilt grass are relatively hairless and resemble a smaller version of bamboo.’
- ‘Liz Lingo lays down herbicide to kill off Japanese stilt grass growing along the edge of a former sandpit deep within Killens Pond State Park.’
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