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Japanese Stiltgrass

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Japanese stiltgrass, foliage - Photo by Chuck Bargeron; University of Georgia
Scientific Name: 
Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) Camus (ITIS)
Synonym: 
Andropogon vimineus Trin., Eulalia viminea (Trin.) Kuntze (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Japanese stiltgrass, Nepalese browntop, Chinese packing grass, Asian stilt grass, annual jewgrass, bamboograss, Nepal microstegium, eulalia, Mary's grass
Native To: 
Asia (Fryer 2011)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
First discovered in 1919 (Morrison et al. 2007)
Means of Introduction: 
Probably introduced as packing material in shipments from China (Fryer 2011)
Impact: 
Can grow in a variety of habitats where it forms dense stands and crowds out native species (Fryer 2011)

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Council or Task Force
Partnership
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Federal Government
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.
State and Local Government
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: New Hampshire's Prohibited Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for additional invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants

Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.

See also: Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets for additional species to help control invasive species in Maryland
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

See also: Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more species
Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Flora Project of Morris Arboretum.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for additional invasive plants in Pennsylvania
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
See also: Maine Invasive Plants & Entire Series for entire series of 22 fact sheets and invasive plants brochure (available in HTML/PDF or for purchase)

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