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*Arthraxon hispidus (Thunberg) Makino var. hispidus . Basket Grass, Joint-head Grass. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Moist ditches, bottomlands, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of se. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: Like Microstegium, Arthraxon is steadily and aggressively increasing its abundance across most of our region.

Synonymy: = ETx1, FNA25, NY, Va, van Welzen (1981); = n/a – Tat; < Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino – C, FlGr, GW1, Il, K1, K3, Mo1, NE, Pa, Tn, WH3, Kiger (1971); > Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino var. cryptatherus (Hack.) Honda – F, G, HC, RAB, W

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

Heliophily: 7

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