Ontario Weeds: Eulalia

Return to the Ontario Weeds Gallery

Excerpt from Publication 505, Ontario Weeds, Order this publication

Table of Contents

  1. Name
  2. Family
  3. General Description
  4. Similar Species
  5. Related Links
Name: Eulalia, Miscanthus sinensis Anderss.,

Family: Grass Family (Gramineae)
General Description: Tall perennial with spreading rhizomes.


Photos and Pictures


Similar Species: It is distinguished from them by its purplish to brownish, feathery-hairy inflorescence [tan coloured but not feathery in Johnson grass, or feathery-hairy but white to silvery in Eulalia]; by its very fine, almost hair-like seeds (longer, plump and hard in Johnson grass, or thin with a membranous covering and usually enclosed in silky-hairy chaff in Eulalia); and by its complex leaf-base with tufts of hairs on each side of the collar and the very long ligule hairs that soon fall off leaving only a band of very short hairs on an even shorter membranous base [ligule only membranous and 2-5mm (1/12-1/5in.) long in Johnson grass, or, in Eulalia, although it has a similar band of short hairs (about 2mm, 1/12in. long) on a very short membrane, it does not have the very long hairs that are present in ligules of young leaves of Common reed.

Related Links

... on general Weed topics
... on weed identification, order OMAFRA Publication 505: Ontario Weeds
... on weed control, order OMAFRA Publication 75: Guide To Weed Control


| Back to the Ontario Weeds Gallery |

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 01 June 2002
Last Reviewed: 01 November 2003