Post 9

Japanese Stiltgrass [pic 1, pic 2] is found in dense thickets [PIC 3] in this part of South Hill Natural Area. It is highly invasive and is very hard to get rid of once it has established itself. Japanese Stiltgrass is an annual grass that typically grows to heights between 1-3 feet and flowers in late summer. Japanese Stiltgrass, also known as Chinese Packing Grass or Nepalese Brown Top, is native to Asia and was first introduced into the United States in 1919 by its use as a packing material for Chinese porcelain.