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Cogongrass is one of the toughest, most resilient plants on earth—and that’s what has made it so invasive. This hardy perennial grass is considered one of the world’s top ten weeds and is recognized as a pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., it has overtaken thousands of acres throughout the South.

When cogongrass takes hold, it forms a thick, dense cover that crowds out native plants on which wildlife depend for food and shelter. It can also alter a landscape’s natural cycles of fire, causing more frequent and intense fires that can destroy native plants and cause significant damage to your woods.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent or control cogongrass infestations. In this section, you’ll learn about what cogongrass does to your woods, what to do if you have it, and how to prevent it from growing on your land.

Next: When Cogongrass Attacks

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