Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

  • Description

    Species Description - Widely spreading by stolons and rhizomes and forming mats, the culms erect or ascending, 1–3 dm; main lvs 2–4 mm wide; spikes 4–6, divergent, 3–5(–8) cm; glumes 1.5–2.2 mm, the first curved, the second nearly straight; lemma 2–2.5 mm, minutely pubescent to long-villous on the keel; 2n=36, 40. Native of the Old World, abundant (and often cult.) in lawns and in disturbed sites in s. U.S. (n. to Del.) and adventive n. to N. Engl., Mich., and Nebr. (Capriola d.)

  • Common Names