Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A Camus - Eulalia
Family - Poaceae
Arrow shows ligule.
Flowering - September - November.
Habitat - Bottomland forests, marshes, dithces, creek banks.
Origin - Native to southern Asia.
Other information - This introduced weed can be found mainly in the northern portions of Alabama but will probably spread south with time. The plant is very aggressive and out-competes native vegetation. M. vimineum produces large colonies of plants when left unchecked.
Photographs taken at Lake Guntersville State Park, AL., 10-16-04.