Chinese Silvergrass

Invasive Species Leaflet: Chinese silvergrass (North Carolina Forest Service)
Chinese silvergrass has been introduced or has spread throughout the eastern United States from Florida to Texas, north to Massachusetts and New York, and to Colorado and Texas. This grass has the ability to form extensive infestations within disturbed sites and forest margins and is particularly prevalent along roadsides in the western piedmont and mountains of North Carolina.

Weed of the Week: Chinese silvergrass (USDA Forest Service)
A highly variable robust perennial grass that can grow to five to 10 feet in height with flexible branches that spread or droop. It is usually found in large tufts and forms extensive infestations along roadsides, forest margins and disturbed sites. It is highly flammable and a fire hazard.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Chinese Silvergrass (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
Chinese silvergrass can escape from landscape plantings into natural areas, particularly disturbed sites, where it displaces native vegetation. It is extremely flammable, so the risk of wildfires increases in areas with this grass.