Taxon  Report   2570 
Cynodon dactylon  (L.) Pers.
Bermuda grass,  Bermudagrass
Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Keir Morse
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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. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Cynodon dactylon
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cynodon
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Capriola dactylon
PLANTS: Cynodon aristiglumis
PLANTS: Cynodon incompletus
PLANTS: Panicum dactylon
ICPN: Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 18, 2018).

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