Large Asiatic grasses grown for their robust foliage and decorative silvery plumes in late summer and fall. Two species escape and/or persist sparingly along roadsides and in dumps, perhaps spread mostly by construction equipment and discarding of garden refuse.
1. Awns absent or shorter than the glumes, inconspicuous in the spikelets; callus hairs more than twice as long as the spikelets.
1. Awns conspicuous in the spikelets and much longer than the glumes; callus hairs less than twice as long as the spikelets.
All species found in Miscanthus
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. April 29, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Miscanthus.