The Grass Guide: Bermudagrass
Name: Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon)
Life cycle: Warm-season perennial
Native to: Southeast Africa
Uses: Pasture and hay
Identification: Smooth or rough leaf blades attached to the stem with a hairy collar, seed head has three to six spikes with triangular seeds

Like other warm-season perennial grasses, bermudagrass grows best in hot, humid climates, making it an important species in the Deep South.

Bermudagrass shows increased winter kill north of Tennessee or Missouri, but commercial breeding

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