M. sinensis
Common Name
Chinese silvergrass
Infraspecific Taxon
cultivar DH1
Organism Image

Miscanthus sinensis is a species of flowering plant in the grass family Poaceae, native to eastern Asia throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. It is an herbaceous perennial grass, growing to 0.8–2 m tall, rarely 4 m, forming dense clumps from an underground rhizome. The leaves are 18–75 cm tall and 0.3–2 cm broad. The flowers are purplish, held above the foliage.

Common names include Korean uksae, Chinese silver grass, Eulalia grass, maiden grass, zebra grass, Susuki grass, and porcupine grass. The Latin Miscanthus comes from the Greek for "stalk" and "flower". The qualifier sinensis means "from China", though the plant is found elsewhere in eastern Asia.

It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions around the world. It has become an invasive species in parts of North America. However, it is possible to reduce the likelihood of escape or hybridization with extant wild M. sinensis populations with breeding and proper management

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Miscanthus sinensis v7.1 DOE-JGI,

NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly (v7.0) and Annotation (v7.1) of Miscanthus sinensis - cv. DH1 (JGI)Assembly & annotation, performed by JGIFeb 13th, 2023