Thursday, April 02, 2015

Stitlgrass range expansion - Now found in Iowa

from the Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Blog...
Last fall, an infestation of Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) was found in Johnson County Iowa.  This represents that first time this species has been found in that state and the furthest Northwest it has been found.
Even though stiltgrass is an annual plant that ‘comes on’ primarily in the summer, it can still be identified this time of year by the thatch...(more) 



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