Microstegium vimineum (Stiltgrass) Identification

Pulang ---> Microstegium vimineum --> ID

There are certain features that you can use to quickly identify Microstegium vimineum (Stiltgrass).

(1) Stiltgrass is a relatively low growing grass, and the arrangement and shape pf the leaves makes it look like a herbaceous bamboo.



(2) Stiltgrass forms mat-like colonies, and can completely overrun the understory of forested areas. When hiking, they frequently form carpets along the sides of paths and trails.



(3) The most distinctive feature of stiltgrass is a line of silvery hairs running along the top surface of the leaves. The line may not stretch from tip to base, and you may need to tilt and look at the blade from various angles.



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