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Bermuda Grass- Cynodon dactylon
Family: Poaceae

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Description

Bermuda Grass is an invasive creeping grass that comes origionaly from Africa. It can root in the ground at the shoot nodes. Roots can reach up to 4-5 feet deep. Plants will propogate from roots and sexually from seeds. Seeds are born on spikes that are about 2 inches long.

Interesting facts

Bermuda grass is the common name for all Cynodon species that origionally came from the African savanas. Its called Bermuda grass because it was origionally introduced to the Americas from Bermuda. Today this grass is widespread around the world from about 45° Northr to 45° South Latitudes.

At one time Bermuda grass was a farmers worst enemy. It is hard to kill with most herbicides and tends to grow quickly in abandoned fields. In any case it is very nutritous for cattle and livestock.

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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers

 

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