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Miscanthus sinensis

Submitted by Linda Rohleder on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:33


Terrestrial Plant
Species (Common): 
Chinese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis: Chinese silver grass

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: robust perennial plant reaching 10 feet in height and is usually found in large clump
  • Leaf: up to 3 feet long and 1 inch wide. Each leaf has a silvery-white midrib with sharp tips that are re-curving
  • Flower: mature plants have large, showy, feather-like flowers appearing in September or October

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