PENDER COUNTY, NC (TOPSAILADVERTISER.COM) -- If you are a gardener there are probably lots of weeds that top your list as being among the world’s worst. Plants like crabgrass and chamber bitter come to mind.
These prolific garden weeds are certainly annoying but at least they stay confined to cultivated areas. Some weeds don’t. Some weeds invade natural areas, smother out native species, and alter ecosystems forever.
One of the world’s worst is cogongrass, which was recently found in North Carolina for the first time near Burgaw.