Calflora
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
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Capriola dactylon
PLANTS: Cynodon aristiglumis
PLANTS: Cynodon incompletus
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More information about  Cynodon dactylon
Photos on PlantID.net   /   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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYDA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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