Taxon  Report   2570 
Cynodon dactylon  (L.) Pers.
Bermuda grass,  Bermudagrass
Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Cynodon dactylon
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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.
It is an invasive plant. 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]    
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
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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