UF-SFRC : 4-H : Cogongrass - University of Florida

Jun 13, 2020·Thick growth of cogongrass Photo credit: SFRC, University of Florida. Cogongrass is considered to be one of the 10 worst weeds in the world. It is a perennial, nonnative grass that spreads quickly due to high seed production and extensive …

Scrubby Flatwoods Description

In Florida, tarflower (Bejaria racemosa), scrubland goldenaster (Chrysopsis . FNAI - Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida: 2010 Edition Scrubby Flatwoods – 3 ... repens), cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica), and downy rose-myrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa).

UF-SFRC : 4-H : Cogongrass - University of Florida

Jun 13, 2020·Thick growth of cogongrass Photo credit: SFRC, University of Florida. Cogongrass is considered to be one of the 10 worst weeds in the world. It is a perennial, nonnative grass that spreads quickly due to high seed production and extensive rhizomes. Identifying Characteristics

Biological Control of Cogongrass: Progress and Perspectives

Biological Control of Cogongrass: Progress and Perspectives James P. Cuda1, William A. Overholt2, and Purnama Hidayat3 1Entomology & Nematology Dept., Gainesville, FL 2Retired, Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory, Ft. Pierce, FL 3Bogor Agricultural University, West Java, Indonesia IFAS-FTGA Great CEU Roundup, McCarty GOO1, 25 July 2018

Why should I care about cogongrass? - Invasive.Org

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica), an invasive grass from Asia, is considered "the seventh worst weed in the world".It was introduced, accidently, into Alabama in 1911 as seed in packing materials from Japan. This species is wide-spread in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi and is starting to spread in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Florida - Cogongrass

Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services - Division of Forestry Website. Cogongrass – Why Should I Care? Cogongrass: One Scary Weed. Weeds in the Sunshine: Cogongrass Biology, Ecology and Management in Florida.

Cogongrass Control in Pastures - UF/IFAS Range Cattle ...

Nov 02, 2017·Cogongrass is an invasive species commonly found in pastures that is not going to go away on its own. Management of cogongrass invasions in perennial grass pastures requires diligence and patience at the same time. It can take several years to eradicate a single patch of cogongrass as there are no silver bullets or magic tank-mixes that result ...

Cogongrass | Home & Garden Information Center

Oct 22, 2015·Cogongrass. Cogongrass ( Imperata cylindrica) seedheads appear in early summer. Cogongrass ( Imperata cylindrica) is one of the world’s ten worst weeds and has already invaded 153 billion acres worldwide. Cogongrass is becoming established in Florida…

USDA’s NRCS Helps Landowners Fight Invasive Kudzu, Cogon ...

USDA’s NRCS Helps Landowners Fight Invasive Kudzu, Cogon Grass. Contact: Chakesha Harvey. 352-338-3425. By District Conservationist Darryl Williams. USDA NRCS Crestview Field Office. Every day, invasive species threaten the health of our vital agricultural and natural lands. Forests and rangelands are being infested, cropland production is ...

Spectral Detection of an Invasive Grass Species (Cogongrass

page 1 s pectral detection of an invasive grass species (cogongrass: imperata cylindrica ) and its effect on herbaceous vegetation characteristics in an experimental setting by yuxi guo a thesis presented to the graduate school of the university of florida in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science university of florida 2017

Invasive Grasses of Florida and their Native Look-alikes

Stoloniferous perennial or cespitose grass with digitate inflorescences and spikelets arranged along the side of the rachis. Spikelets 3-4.5mm long. Fruit rugose and ridged. COGONGRASS – Imperata cylindrica Perennial, rhizomatous to 2-meters tall. Blades light green, to 1.5 m long, linear-lanceolate, with scabrous margins.

Weed Alerts | FWC - Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation ...

Cogon Grass. Creeping Signalgrass. Giant Salvinia. Hydrilla. Japanese climbing fern. Melaleuca. Old World climbing fern. Shoebutton. Water-hyacinth. Water-lettuce. Water-spinach. Wild taro. ... Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its ...

FACT SHEET COGON GRASS - Invasive

Cogon grass was introduced to the United States both accidentally and intentionally. Cogon grass was first introduced to the U.S. at Mobile, Alabama, via shipping crates that contained cogon grass as a packing material. It was also brought in and distributed by the U.S.D.A. for use as a forage grass and for soil erosion control. Cogon grass is also

Cogongrass Invasion - UF/IFAS Extension Lake County

Oct 09, 2017·Cogongrass Invasion. Cogongrass, a noxious weed, is prevalent in Lake County (and throughout Florida) but often goes unnoticed as it blends in well with the landscape and does not advertise its presence with showy flowers, thorns, or berries. Despite its unassuming appearance, to the educated eye, Cogongrass is readily identifiable.

Cogongrass | Mississippi Forestry Commission

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass that occurs in the Southeast region of the United States. It is considered to be an invasive species in 73 countries and one of the “Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World.”. Cogongrass has several common names, including Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron, or Speargrass.

Ecological consequences of Imperata cylindrica (cogongrass ...

Throughout the Southeast, cogongrass is a weed in pastures, plantations, and other managed areas (Patterson et al. 1980). In Florida, cogongrass is documented in 22 Florida counties (Wunderlin et al. 1997) and is considered a major pest on highway roadsides (Willard et al. 1990).

Imperata cylindrica - Species Page - ISB: Atlas of Florida ...

Species: Imperata cylindrica (L.)P.Beauv. Common Name: COGONGRASS. Plant Notes: Analyses by Burrell et al. (2015) suggest that one clonal lineage (CL2) is predominant in Florida, with its origin unknown. One other clonal lineage identified as I. brasiliensis (CL5 in Burrell et al. 2015) sampled from Miami-Dade County was determined to be the ...

Cogon Grass (Imperata cylindrica) - The Lazy Naturalist ...

Oct 30, 2020·The species is most commonly known in English as "cogongrass", from Spanish cogón, from the Tagalog and Visayan kugon. Other common names in English include kunai grass, blady grass, satintail, spear grass, sword grass, thatch grass, alang-alang, lalang grass, cotton wool grass, and kura-kura among other names.

cogongrass: Imperata cylindrica (Cyperales: Poaceae ...

Appearance Imperata cylindrica is a perennial, colony-forming grass which can grow up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) tall. Foliage Leaves have an off-center, whitish midrib and finely serrated margins. Leaves are up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) long, 0.5-0.75 in. (1.3-1.9 cm) wide, stiff, and have a sharp, pointed apex.

AFC - Cogongrass

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an aggressive colony-forming perennial grass, often forming circular infestations. Grass is 1-5 ft. tall, often leaning into mats when over 3 ft. tall, tufts of long leaves, yellow-green, blades with off-center midvein, silver plumed flowers and seeds in spring, arising from sharp-tipped white-scaly rhizomes.

Cogongrass: Enemy to Wildlife | Mossy Oak

May 14, 2013·Cogongrass seed was accidentally introduced into Alabama near Grand Bay around 1911, as a stowaway on packing materials from Japan. Approximately 250,000 acres of land in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are now infested. Cogongrass forms dense, persistent and expanding stands that displace other vegetation.

What Does Cogongrass Look Like?

Dense stands of cogongrass can also destroy wildlife habitat. Cogongrass out-competes native grasses and forbs that are important to many threatened species like the gopher tortoise, Eastern indigo snake, Bachman’s sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow, and bobwhite quail. Cogongrass is sometimes called japgrass, bloodroot grass (red varieties),

Imperata cylindrica - Plant Finder

Imperata cylindrica, commonly known as cogongrass, is now considered to be one of the ten worst weeds in the world. It is native to Korea, Japan, China, India, and tropical eastern Africa. It was introduced into the southeastern U.S. in the early 1900s, unintentionally in the form of packing materials contained in shipping cartons imported into ...

Cogon Grass: A "Dirty Dozen" Plant Be Wary of this Invasive

Mar 29, 2021·Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) is considered one of the top ten worst invasive plant species in the world.Even with its less-than-stellar reputation, it is a popular ornamental plant. Though not yet widespread in Virginia, we are struggling to control it here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (more on that in a minute), and it has definitely earned its “Dirty Dozen” status.

Cogon Grass Florida

Imperata, Blood Grass, Cogon Grass, Japanese Blood Grass ... Imperata cylindrica - Species Page - ISB: Atlas of Florida ... Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) invasions in the US ... UF researchers still hope to control invasive cogongrass ... USDA's NRCS Helps Landowners Fight Invasive Kudzu, Cogon ...

Control of Cogongrass - University of Florida

Cogongrass Biology. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.) is a warm-season perennial grass species found throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world (Hubbard 1944).Native to Southeast Asia, cogongrass is an aggressive invasive plant that that has spread to all continents except Antarctica (MacDonald 2004) and is considered among the worst problematic weeds on a global ...