Bermuda Grass

Cynodon was planted by the Coast Guard as a lawn grass. It forms dense, sometimes monodominant stands in several parts of the central plain including camp. It appears to be an excellent material for lining nests.

Cynodon does produce seeds however much of the growth and propagation is vegetative. Cynodon mats are mostly composed of long runners that re-root where they contact the ground.  The creeping stems are diagnostic and Cynodon is generally easy to distinguish from other grasses based on its vine-like nature. Cynodon seed heads resemble Eleusine but are more slender, and the two plants are easy to distinguish. A picture of a Cynodon seed head is presented on the following slide.