Native to Asia and Africa <BR> <BR>1928: Introduced to US <BR> <BR>Mid-1930ís: Common throughout Florida <BR> <BR>1983: Federally Noxious Weed <BR> <BR>1998: not considered a serious pest in Georgia <BR> <BR>2001: considered the 9th most troublesome weed in cotton <BR> <BR>2002: Most troublesome weed facing cotton growers<BR>TROPICAL SPIDERWORT <BR>Commelina benghalensis<BR>