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Beware of Cogon Grass

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Beware of Cogon Grass

 

Photo by Karan Rawlins; University of Georgia

If there's not enough for you to fear, we're being warned about Cogon Grass (Imperata cylindrica). It's native to Southeast Asia and possibly to East Africa. It was introduced to the U.S. by accident, then intentionally. It's a beast.

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Beware of the Asian Needle Ant

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Beware of the Asian Needle Ant

 

 

Invasive exotic species are considered one of the main causes of the current biodiversity crisis. In recent years, humans have introduced 200 species of ant from outside of their natural area of distribution and some of them have become invasive. Such is the case of the Asian needle ant, Brachyponera chinensis, which has seen its area of distribution greatly expand in the last 80 years.

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Watch out for the world's worst weeds!

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Watch out for the world's worst weeds!

 

State forestry officials are warning people to be on the lookout for “one of the 10 worst weeds in the world” as spring blooms across Georgia.

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Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - falls from grace

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Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - falls from grace

 

Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - was once considered to be a stellar selection for landscapes. Evergreen foliage, long-lasting red berries and exotic appearance made it very popular.

However, it has made its way uninvited into woodlands, displacing native plants, and the berries can poison birds.

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Poison Hemlock Is Spreading

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Poison Hemlock Is Spreading

 

Poison Hemlock is spreading across the U.S.

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