Non-Native – Invasive – Eradicate
This perennial grass is originally native to Africa and Asia, now causing significant problems in waterways in the U.S. The dense grass grows up to 3 feet tall and has very pointed “torpedo” tips. Flat or folded leaf blades are waxy. The inflorescence is 3 to 9 inches long. Torpedograss reproduces via creeping rhizomes. It spreads rapidly displacing many beneficial aquatic species and is one of the more serious weeds in Florida with $2 million dollars spent on its management each year.