Japanese Stilt Grass
Annual grass that is generally 1-3’ tall but will also spread in a mat-like manner. The stems are hairless and branched with upward-pointing tips. Japanese stilt grass can spread vegetatively by rooting at the nodes as well as by seed.
Other names for this plant include:
- Common names: Nepalese browntop, Chinese packing grass, bamboograss
- Scientific names: Eulalia viminea; M. aristulatum
- Prefers wetlands, streambanks, ditches, mesic forests, floodplains where its large seed bank can be spread by moving water.
- Out-competes native plants in low light conditions.