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Weed Seed - Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Invasive Plant - Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Family

Poaceae

Synonyms

Andropogon vimineum

Distribution in Canada

Japanese stiltgrass has been confirmed in a small population under official control in southern Ontario. It has not been found in any other locations in Canada.

Duration of life cycle

Annual

Seed/Fruit type

Spikelet - grain enclosed by 2 pairs of bracts

Seed identification features

Size

Shape

Surface texture

Colour

Other structures

Similar species

Yellow bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum)

Photos

Photo - Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) spikelets and grain
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) spikelets and grain
Photo - Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) grain (caryopsis)
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) grain (caryopsis)
Photo - Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) spikelet
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) spikelet

Similar species

Photo - Yellow bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) spikelet
Similar species: Yellow bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) spikelet
Photo - Yellow bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) spikelets
Similar species: Yellow bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) spikelets
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