Basket grass

Oplismenus aemulus

Is this grass called Basket grass as it is used to make baskets or because of the way it weaves across the ground?

The inserts show a full sized leaf with its wavy margins (upper left).

The leaves are relatively broad, the length being less than 7 times the width and distinguish it from its cousin, Oplismenus imbecillis which are relatively narrow.

Its flowers are all carried on one side of a stem (lower right).

Created on ... June 22, 2007