Environmental and Economic Concerns
- Clump-forming grass up to 12 feet tall along shorelines, in wet to dry soils
- Most often in disturbed areas, especially along canal banks
- Hinders flood control by blocking access to canals and impeding water flow
- Deep fibrous root system enables drought resistance, but plant can be injured by freezes
- Propagates vegetatively from root crown divisions or rhizome and stem fragments, especially after mechanical control such as tilling
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Status of the Aquatic Plant Maintenance Program in Florida Public Waters, Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2009-2010.