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*Miscanthus sinensis Andersson. Eulalia, Chinese Silver Grass. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, other disturbed habitats, increasingly moving into a wide variety of natural habitats, including those with prescribed fire. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Taxonomy Comments: Forms with leaves cross-variegated or linear-variegated with yellow are cultivated and sometimes escape or persist (in addition to the much more common green-leaved form).

Other Comments: This species is becoming aggressively invasive.

Synonymy: = C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; > Miscanthus sinensis Andersson var. gracillimus Hitchc. – Il; > Miscanthus sinensis Andersson var. sinensis – Il; > Miscanthus sinensis Andersson var. variegatus Beal – F, HC; > Miscanthus sinensis Andersson var. zebrinus Beal – F, HC

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily: 8

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