Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2523

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in lawns, gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Inflorescence composed of digitately arranged spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-54-001:
Cynodon dactylon   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Flora of North America
Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Capriola dactylon

 

COMMON NAME:
Bermuda Grass, Scotch Grass