L. M. Marsh, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org


Imperata cylindrica

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Florida in 1991.

Cogongrass is an aggressive, colony-forming perennial grass which often attains a height of 3 to 5 feet and forms dense stands over large areas. Cogon grass can virtually eliminate native plants, is mostly unpalatable to livestock and wildlife, and can create a significant fire hazard. .

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