|Common name:||Korean Lawn Grass||Family:||Gramineae|
|Author:||Steud.||Botanical references:||58, 200, 266|
|Synonyms:||Zoysia pungens japonica, Zoysia pungens (non Willd.), Osterdamia japonica|
|Known Hazards:||None known|
|Range:||E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea.|
|Habitat:||Sunny slopes in mountains and hills all over Japan
|Edibility Rating (1-5):||1||Medicinal Rating (1-5):||0|
|Other Possible Synonyms:||From various places across the web, may not be correct. See below.|
|Other Common Names:||From various places around the Web, may not be correct. See below.|
|Korean Temple Grass
|Systematics:||From a UDSA Plants Database|
|Order: Cyperales. Renamed to Poaceae — Grass family|
An evergreen perennial growing to 0.2m. . It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from June to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. We rate it 1/5 for edibility and 0/5 for medicinal use.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.
Habitats and Possible Locations
Lawn, Cultivated Beds.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil. Frequently cultivated in warm temperate zones as a lawn grass
Seed – surface sow in spring in a greenhouse. Germination should take place within 2 weeks, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.