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Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Congongrass, Cogongrass

Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For more information and images, visit Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide (FLIP) or click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Imperata cylindrica available from :

Imperata cylindrica has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pal-Mar Present Not Native, Naturalized
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Imperata cylindrica has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Imperata cylindrica has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Sandhill

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Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Imperata cylindrica
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.