Photo: A Japanese stiltgrass investation at the Marie Butler Leven Preserve.
This post is the first of our Invasive Plant Profiles. Once a month or so, we’ll feature an invasive species that we are actively working to remove from our local parks. It might, though hopefully isn’t, one that you have in your backyard! We hope that you’ll find this series informative and fun.
Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)
As you’ve undoubtedly seen in our newsletter, The Acorn, we’ve been hard at work all year removing a variety of invasive alien plants from the Marie Butler Leven Preserve, located in McLean, VA. This summer, we’ve dedicated many volunteer and staff hours to removing Japanese stiltgrass. A big thanks to our Restoration Site Leaders for leading add...