Above: Hachijo susuki is the Japanese vernacular name for
Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus, shown in this
late-October view in native habitat between Mount Hakone and Mount Fuji, which
is just visible through distant clouds."
Above: Provenance matters. These switchgrasses, Panicum virgatum, growing
unplanted along a road outside Dallas represent the local population of this
species. The dry, sunny Texas provenance of these particular plants makes it
likely that they possess more genetically inherent heat tolerance than cool
northern representatives of P.virgatum."