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Miscanthus Ornamental & Invasive Grass

This is an informational site about Miscanthus, an ornamental grass that has invaded and naturalized in native plant communities in parts of eastern and mid-Atlantic United States. This website is part of a research project at the University of Minnesota. Partners include the National Park Service, the Biltmore Estate, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Ornamental cultivars of Miscanthus sinensis should only be planted in managed landscapes where they can be watched for self-seeding.