Chinese Silver Grass — Miscanthus sinensis Andersson

Chinese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)

This commonly planted grass is becoming an aggressive, highly invasive weed, especially in the Asheville, NC area. This large grass forms dense stands, preventing other plants from growing. Here is an invasive stand along the French Broad River. It is often just called Miscanthus as a common name. Another alternate common name is Eulalia.

Madison Co., NC 4/9/2012.

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Carroll Co., VA.

All photographs and text ©2013 by Will Cook unless otherwise noted.