Monday, August 5, 2019

August 5, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Hundred Acre Hollows

This is Melinis repens
Commonly known as Natal Grass
It is native to South Africa
But here it's in the Category 1 Invasive class.

Its light, fluffy seeds easily blow in the wind
Which helps with its propagation.
Natal grass then spreads quite quickly
Displacing native vegetation

Sources: UF | IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - Melinis repens

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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