Source: Magness et al. 1971
This is a warm season grass, first introduced from Brazil in 1914. It is low-growing and sod-forming, spreading by short stolons, and also from seed. Leaves are rather short and broad. It is especially well adapted to droughty, sandy soils. It is not winter hardy so is adapted to the lower Southeastern Coastal Plain, including all of Florida. It is well suited for pastures and for lawns, especially on sandy soils of low fertility. Propagation is by seed, which should be scarified or acid treated for prompt gernination.