Cogongrass is highly aggressive invasive grass that has been steadily moving northward from the deep south. It can literally take over open spaces in a matter of months due to its numerous wind dispersed seeds, aggressive rhizomes, and adaptability to full-sun and partial shade. These make it a force to be reckoned with in forest plantations and natural woodlands. Currently it has been found in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina (near the Polk and Transylvania County borders). Please learn more about this plant and learn to identify it to help keep it in check as it invades North Carolina. An excellent source of information on cogongrass may be found at: http://www.cogongrass.org/ and an excellent field guide for its identification at: http://www.cogongrass.org/cogongrassid.pdf.
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