Scientific Name: Paspalum spp.
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LIFE CYCLE: Warm-season perennial; reproduces by seed or creeping rootstock; begins new growth in April or May; produces seed from May to October; becomes dormant (brown) in autumn.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Stems frequently arise from tufts; rounded (bowl-shaped) seeds (A) are produced in somewhat fingerlike branches at top of stem; coarse textured grass with prominent hairs along leaf edge; grows more rapidly than bluegrass.
LOCATION: Full sun, thin and/or closely mowed Kentucky bluegrass turf.