'Hachijo-susuki' (Miscanthus condensatus) belongs to Poaceae (Grass family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed westward from Kanto district of Honshu to Shikoku, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Taiwan and Philippinne. This herb occurs in coastal scrags and can reach 1-2.5 m in height. The stems are thick, up to 2 cm across at the bases and clumping. The leaves are 1.5-4 cm wide with smooth edges. The white hairs are borne densely at the bases of leaves. The panicles come in August through October.