Definition of Japanese stilt grass in English:

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Japanese stilt grass

Entry from US English dictionary


An annual grass of Asian origin that is established as an invasive ecological threat in the eastern and southern US.
  • Microstegium vimineum, family Poaceae.
Example sentences
  • From river bluffs to wetlands, mature forests to your own backyard, Japanese stilt grass is a ready invader of moist, neutral, or acidic soils.
  • The stems of Japanese stilt grass are relatively hairless and resemble a smaller version of bamboo.
  • Stabilize disturbed areas with native grasses before Japanese stilt grass can exploit the disturbance.

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Syllabification: Jap·a·nese stilt grass

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