Miscanthus sinensis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusMiscanthus
SpeciesMiscanthus sinensis Andersson
Common NameChinese silvergrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesTN-IPPC Rank: Established Threat
Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Erianthus japonicus Erianthus japonicus (Trin.) P. Beauv.
Eulalia japonica Eulalia japonica Trin.
Eulalia japonica var. gracillima Eulalia japonica var. gracillima (Hitchc.) Grier
Miscanthus sinensis f. gracillimus Miscanthus sinensis f. gracillimus (Hitchc.) Ohwi
Miscanthus sinensis f. sinensis Miscanthus sinensis f. sinensis Andersson
Miscanthus sinensis f. variegatus Miscanthus sinensis f. variegatus (Beal) Beetle
Miscanthus sinensis f. zebrinus Miscanthus sinensis f. zebrinus (Beal) Beetle
Miscanthus sinensis var. gracilliumus Miscanthus sinensis var. gracilliumus Hitchc.
Saccharum japonicum Saccharum japonicum Thunb.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Floyd (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Johnson (KY), Knott (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), Lincoln (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Metcalfe (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Wolfe (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hancock (TN), Henry (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100150125 Powell Kentucky 30 Sep 1978 Gary W. Libby
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150075 Madison Kentucky 13 Nov 1977 J. Stuart Lassetter
2692
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150067 Madison Kentucky 26 Oct 1993 David D. Taylor
17568
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 21 Aug 1991 Ross C. Clark
22626
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150083 McCracken Kentucky 28 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1283
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150026 Lee Kentucky 28 May 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
274
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100781341 Wolfe Kentucky 06 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
806
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100775392 Wolfe Kentucky 21 Aug 1991 Ross C. Clark
22626
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150133 Powell Kentucky 30 Sep 1978 A. Kannapell
712
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 21 Aug 1991 Ross C. Clark
22626
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150042 Letcher Kentucky 25 Sep 1977 Greg Sievert
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150059 Lincoln Kentucky 14 Sep 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2021
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
BEREA006589 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Miscanthus sinensis
BEREA006590 Powell Kentucky
BEREA
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150117 Metcalfe Kentucky 01 Oct 1994 Charles J. Lapham
291
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100186541 Powell Kentucky 30 Apr 1988 Ross C. Clark
21249
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150141 Powell Kentucky 22 Sep 2004 Timothy J. Weckman
8955
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150109 McCreary Kentucky 28 Oct 1978 D. Stephens
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150018 Harlan Kentucky 18 Sep 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1416
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150091 McCracken Kentucky 28 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1283
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150034 Letcher Kentucky 09 Sep 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
529
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
31234100150158 Powell Kentucky 28 Oct 1978 Tucker
EKY
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Johnson Tennessee 22 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
ETSU006835 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Greene Tennessee 12 May 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
31973000022581 Powell Kentucky 17 Sep 1979 Thieret, John
51230
KNK
Miscanthus sinensis
31973000022579 Campbell Kentucky 01 Nov 1973 Rambo, Tomas
s.n.
KNK
Miscanthus sinensis
31973000022580 Campbell Kentucky 01 Nov 2005 Thieret, John
62162
KNK
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 19 Oct 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Tennessee 28 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
MDKY00004887 Johnson Kentucky
MDKY
Miscanthus sinensis
MDKY00004888 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014851 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014839 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014855 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014844 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014848 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014853 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014850 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014836 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014837 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014845 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014841 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
MDKY00004889 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Miscanthus sinensis
MDKY00004891 Knott Kentucky
MDKY
Miscanthus sinensis
MDKY00004890 Floyd Kentucky
MDKY
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014842 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014847 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014843 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014835 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014840 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014821 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014852 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014820 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014854 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014856 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0094956 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0067743 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043488 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043489 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0094708 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
N/A Tennessee 28 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Miscanthus sinensis
UOS08015 Franklin Tennessee 05 Dec 1999 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Miscanthus sinensis
BRIT183501 Tennessee
VDB
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014846 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
TENN-V-0014849 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Miscanthus sinensis
UCHT006242 McCracken Kentucky
UCHT
Miscanthus sinensis
UCHT006243 Washington Tennessee
UCHT
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0094706 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043487 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043485 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043483 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0094707 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0093991 Carroll Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0043484 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
APSC0094957 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Miscanthus sinensis
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Miscanthus sinensis - Sunny Fleming
Miscanthus sinensis - Sunny Fleming
Miscanthus sinensis - Theo Witsell
Miscanthus sinensis - Theo Witsell