Taxon  Report   2570 
Cynodon dactylon  (L.) Pers.
Bermuda grass,  Bermudagrass

Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Cynodon dactylon
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Cynodon dactylon, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cynodon
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Capriola dactylon
PLANTS: Cynodon aristiglumis
PLANTS: Cynodon incompletus
PLANTS: Panicum dactylon
 More information about  Cynodon dactylon

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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