Oplismenus undulatifolius (Wavy-leaf basketgrass)
Pulang ---> Oplismenus undulatifolius
Oplismenus undulatifolius (Wavyleaf Basketgrass) is a very shade-tolerant perennial grass that was only recently identified as being invasive. It was first discovered in the 1990s in Patapsco State Park in Maryland, and it quickly developed a reputation for crowding out competittors and dominating the darker understory of forest canopies.
It is frequently seen alongside Microstegium vimineum, and has currently spread from Maryland to sites in West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania (where the lone site was treated). Its ability to thrive in very low light conditions means it can occupy niches where even M. vimineum has trouble existing.
Penulis: A. Sunjian