26 April 2008
Agriculture Dept. Bans Sale of Cogongrass
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has issued a statewide ban on the sale of Cogongrass(Imperata cylindrica), a non-native and aggressively invasive species of grass. The grass is sold under the names Japanese Blood Grass and Red Baron grass. Japanese Blood Grass is often grown as Kusamono Bonsai and as a Companion Plant (Shitakusa) for formal Bonsai Display.