Section 2: Wavyleaf or an Imposter?

Wavyleaf basketgrass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius) is sometimes mistakenly identified as Japanese stiltgrass, Arthraxon, or native Deer Tongue. Check out the pictures below to learn how to tell them apart.

Japanese Stiltgrass
Deer Tongue

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)- EXOTIC


wavyleaf basketgrass and japanese stiltgrass


Arthraxon (Arthraxon hispidus)- EXOTIC


arthraxon and wavyleaf basketgrass


Deer Tongue (Panicum clandestinum)- NATIVE

deer tongue

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Without your help, wavyleaf basketgrass could have a major impact on forest and meadow ecosystems in our region.

Find out more in Section 3: Why Is This Plant Bad?.