Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Cogongrass, also called "the weed from hell", continues to spread throughout the South. Originally from southeast Asia, cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) came to the United States in 1912 as packing material for a shipment of orange rootstock from Japan. Today it is designated as the seventh worst weed in the world. This invasive species is found on all continents and in 73 countries. Cogongrass is very aggressive and if left unchecked, can replace an entire ecosystem. Click here to read more.