Wavyleaf Basketgrass Invades Maryland
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GRASS?
It is a new invasive species in Maryland and is spreading quickly.
This forest grass from southeast Asia, wavyleaf basketgrass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius), was found about a decade ago in Patapsco Valley State Park. Before anyone realized how invasive it was, the grass had spread to cover acres of wooded ground. We are trying to prevent it from becoming as widespread as Japanese stiltgrass, a grass that has blanketed Eastern forests in the last 25 years. To read more about this grass, click on the tabs below.
If you have seen this NEW
and highly invasive
Report Your Sightings
Tell us where you saw it and how much there was,
so we can stop it from damaging Maryland forests.
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For questions or comments, or if you have seen this grass, please contact:
Kerrie L. Kyde
Invasive Plant Specialist
Wildlife and Heritage Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
11960 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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