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Centipedegrass

Gramineae Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This grass, native to Asia, was introduced into the United States in 1919. It is a low-growing perennial, spreading by stolons. It makes a dense mat of stems and leaves. It is of very low nutritive value, so is of little value for pastures, but is useful for lawns and erosion control. It is not hardy, but is grown in the Coastal Plain from North Carolina to Texas. Propagation is by planting stolons or from seed.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch