Herbaspirillum frisingense (Herbaspirillum frisingense sp. nov.) is a nitrogen-fixing bacteria which was found in C4-fibre plants like prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), Chinese silver grass, (Miscanthus sinensis), Amur silver-grass (Miscanthus sacchariflorus) and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum). The name H. frisingense comes from the town Freising, a town in Germany wher H. frisingense was first isolated from prairie cordgrass and Miscanthus plants.
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