Miscanthus sinensis Andersson

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Miscanthus sinensis Andersson

  • Description

    Species Description - Robust, 2–3 m, in large tufts; lvs elongate, to 1 m, ca 1 cm wide, scabrous-margined; racemes simple, rather closely approximate, forming a fan-shaped panicle; glumes narrow, 3–4 mm, subtended and equaled or shortly exceeded by a ring of long silky hairs; lemmas 2–3 mm, the fertile one with an awn 6 mm; 2n=35–57. Native of China, cult. for ornament and occasionally escaped. Autumn.

  • Common Names