Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass
Common name: Johnsongrass
Scientific name: Soghum halepense L. Pers.

Life Cycle: Perennial
Origin: Eurasia
Poisonous: Yes

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, landscape beds, gardens, fields, and roadsides and is highly competitive for soil water in these sites. This weed was introduced into the southern United States as a forage grass, escaped into cultivated fields, and subsequently invaded other sites.

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