Thursday, July 22, 2004

Cogon, take me away!

The Picayune Item has this report about the spread of cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) in southeastern Mississippi. In it, you'll find information about the introduction of the non-native grass in that state, what measures the government is taking to control its spread, and what you can do as a concerned landowner in the Mississippi area. Part of the continued threat is the availability in the nursery industry of cogon grass cultivars. Bonus points to the Picayune Item for using the plant's scientific name.

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