The Giant miscanthus (Miscanthus floridulus) belongs to Poaceae (the Grass family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is distributed from the Kanto region of Honshu west to Shikoku, Kyushu in Japan, as well as Taiwan and the Pacific Islands. It grows near coasts and hills in warm climates and can reach 2.4 to 3 m in height. It is larger than "Eulalia" (Miscanthus sinensis) and the width of the linear leaves is about 1.5 to 3 cm. Large inflorescences are borne from July to September. Since it does not die even in winter, it is also called "Kan-susuki". In Taiwanese Mandarin, it is called "五節芒".