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Zoysia japonica

Zoysia japonica Steud.

japanese lawngrass, korean lawngrass, zoysia

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ZOJA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zoysia japonica
GENUS: Zoysia
FAMILY: POACEA - Poaceae (Grass Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

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USDA Symbol: ZOJA
USDA Common Name: Korean Lawngrass
Native Status: L48 (I), CAN (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, CA, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, NY, OH, TN, VA), CAN (ON)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zoysia japonica
COMMON NAME: Japanese Lawngrass, Korean Lawngrass, Zoysia
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, HC, K, WH3]
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HABITAT: Used as a lawngrass, persisting or spreading; native of Japan.
COMMENTS: Reported for VA (Kartesz 1999).
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Poaceae (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Grass Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Zoysia Willdenow 1801 (Zoysia, Temple-grass)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 11 species, perennials, of tropical, subtropical, and temperate Asia.
REFERENCE: Anderson in FNA (2003a). Key closely following FNA.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Zoysia japonica in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Zoysia japonica in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Zoysia japonica in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Zoysia japonica in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Zoysia japonica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zoysia japonica

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