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Illustration: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.
What is Guinea Grass?
- 3-6 feet tall
- Lower branches in whorls
Where Does it Grow?
Guinea grass can be found on the banks of lakes, ponds, and streams and in the shallow water of lakes and ponds.
Is it Invasive?
Guinea grass is non-native to North America and should not be spread.
This plant is not native to North America, but has naturalized in much of the United States. While it is not illegal to possess this plant in Texas, it should not be introduced into new water bodies and should be treated with herbicide when present.