Ehrharta stipoides Labill.
[Microlaena stipoides (Labill.) R. Br.]
meadow ricegrass



This wiry, perennial tufted grass is common in moist and wet habitats. It invades disturbed sites rapidly. The awned fruit are dispersed on clothing or animal fur. It is a fire-stimulated grass and in Hawai'i carries fires over larger areas than normal. It has not been evaluated for biological control.

It grows between 100-1,500 m in dry to mesic areas. There are major infestations from Puna to South Kona on Hawai'i.

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