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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
Due to its high numbers of wind-blown seeds, it is escaping cultivation and becoming a weed problem in natural areas. It is identified as an emerging threat in the Mid-Atlantic Region and is listed as an invasive species in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. Continue reading

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GRASS: Elymus hystrix, (Bottlebrush Grass)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native* of dune grasslands, prairies, barrens, and open woodlands is considered an important species for soil stabilization along roadsides. In home gardens, its reddish-purple clouds of airy flowers are stunning in summer when backlit or sparkling with raindrops. Continue reading

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GRASS: Chasmanthium latifolium (River or Wild Oats, Northern Sea Oats)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This beautiful, tall woodland grass grows in upright clumps and produces fresh green leaves that are held perpendicular at intervals on stiff, wiry culms (hollow stems). Continue reading

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GRASS: Muhlenbergia capillaris (Hair-awn or Pink Muhly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The thin blades of this spectacular species droop at the tips to form a fine textured skirt for the airy, rosy-red plumes displayed in a spherical crown. Continue reading

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