Exotic Pest Reporting
L. M. Marsh, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org
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. .
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
03/04/2020 - APHIS Posts New Weed Risk Assessments
05/04/2018 - Landowners can get help fighting cogongrass
10/19/2017 - Cogongrass is actually a noxious weed
08/25/2015 - Actively Battle Invasive Cogongrass in the State