Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) Camus (ITIS)
Japanese stiltgrass, Nepalese browntop, Chinese packing grass, Asian stilt grass, annual jewgrass, bamboograss, Nepal microstegium, eulalia, Mary's grass
Andropogon vimineus Trin., Eulalia viminea (Trin.) Kuntze (ITIS)
Asia (Fryer 2011)
First discovered in 1919 (Morrison et al. 2007)
Probably introduced as packing material in shipments from China (Fryer 2011)
Can grow in a variety of habitats where it forms dense stands and crowds out native species (Fryer 2011)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
Council or Task Force
State and Local Government
Fryer, J.L. 2011. Microstegium vimineum. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Microstegium vimineum. [Accessed Sep 18, 2023].
Morrison, J.A., Lubchansky, H.A., Mauck, K.E., McCartney, K., and B. Dunn. 2007. Ecological comparison of two co-invasive species in eastern deciduous forests: Alliaria petiolata and Microstegium vimineum. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134(1):1-17.