Content tagged "invasive grass"

Setaria faberi, Giant Foxtail

Gardens & Landscapes Invasive Species Updated: December 16, 2015

Giant foxtail is an invasive annual grass that can reach 2 to 5 ft. (0.61 to 1.5 m) in height. Leaves are up to 16 in. (41 cm) long, 0.6 to 1 in. (15 to 25...

Spartina alterniflora, Smooth Cordgrass

Smooth cordgrass is a perennial grass that is native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America but is invasive along the Pacific Coast. Hollow stems...

Arthraxon hispidus, Small Carpgrass

Gardens & Landscapes Invasive Species Updated: October 05, 2012

Small carpgrass is an invasive annual grass that was introduced into the United States, either accidentally or by immigrants, from Japan and eastern Asia....

Bromus tectorum, Cheatgrass

Gardens & Landscapes Invasive Species Updated: October 05, 2012

Cheatgrass is an annual grass that forms tufts up to 2 ft. (0.6 m) tall. The leaves and sheaths are covered in short, soft hairs. The flowers occur as...

Paspalum quadrifarium, Tussock Paspalum

Gardens & Landscapes Invasive Species Updated: October 05, 2012

Tussock paspalum is an invasive perennial plant that grows in large, bluish-green bunches, or tufts, reaching 6 ft. (1.8 m) in height. Leaves are 5.9-15.7...

Elymus repens, Quackgrass

Gardens & Landscapes Invasive Species Updated: October 05, 2012

Quackgrass is an invasive perennial, cool-season, rhizomatous grass. The stems are green to whitish, erect to decumbent and can grow to 3 ft (0.9 m) tall....

Imperata cylindrica, Cogongrass

Cogongrass is an aggressively invasive, colony-forming perennial grass that can grow to 6 ft. (1.8 m) tall. Leaves have off-center, whitish midribs and...

Miscanthus sinensis, Chinese Silvergrass

Chinese silvergrass is a densely bunched grass that grows up to 12 ft. (3.7 m) tall and invades roadsides, forest edges, old fields, and other disturbed...

Phyllostachys aurea, Golden Bamboo

Golden bamboo is an invasive perennial, reedlike plant that can reach heights of 16 to 40 ft. (5 to 12 m). The canes (stems) are hollow with solid joints and...

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