If there is one plant that symbolizes Autumn in Japan it is Susuki. Miscanthus Sinensis Andress is called Chinese Silver Grass, or Eulalia in English, though it is more commonly known as Japanese Pampas Grass.
Growing to a height of 2 metres, it is a common sight this time of the year along riverbanks and roadsides.
The reeds were formerly used as thatch for roofing.
Susuki appears in many haiku as it is the plant that symbolizes Autumn.