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Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius (Ard.) U. Scholz


Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius is a perennial grass with shallow roots, growing to from 8 - 12 in. tall. It has hair along the stems, 0.25 in. long. It is native to Southern Europe and Southeast Asia.
The flat, lush green, 0.5 in. x 1.5-4 in. wide by long leaf has a very noticeable wavy formation and elongated tips.
Flowers are not showy, but are small, feathery, and wispy. They bloom about mid-August.
Fruit have extended sticky tips that attach onto passing animals increasing the spread of the seed. Fruits ripen from mid-September to November.
Ecological Threat
Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius prefers shade to partial sun allowing it to grow well under the forest canopy and form dense mats that cover forest floors. It can shade out other plants and form monocultures.


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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Oplismenus

Other System Links

Plants: OPHIU2
GRIN: 454084


Category: Grass or Grasslike