Scientific Name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers
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LIFE CYCLE: Warm-season perennial; propagated by vigorous stolons and rhizomes; common types propagated by seed; begins new growth in April, flowers during summer, becomes dormant (brown) in October.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Leaf blades short; ligule is a fringe of hairs (A); stolons have dead leaf sheaths (scales) at each joint (B); rhizomes hard, scaly, sharp-pointed; flowering stems bear finger-like flower clusters.
LOCATION: Full sun, closely mowed turf.