Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon

Bermudagrass

Previous scientific name(s): Capriola dactylon, Cynodon aristiglumis, Cynodon incompletus, Panicum dactylon

Warm season, long-lived perennial, dense sod-former adapted to a wide variety of sites. Widely used but may be an aggressive invader. Listed as noxious in some states. Taller than the bermudagrass turf varieties, it is very palatable and nutritious for livestock.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
56.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,000,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes