Eremochloa ophiuroides

Eremochloa ophiuroides
Centipede Grass.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Genus: Eremochloa
Species:
E. ophiuroides
Binomial name
Eremochloa ophiuroides
(Munro) Hack.

Eremochloa ophiuroides, or centipedegrass, is a warm season lawn grass. It is a thick sod forming grass that spreads by stolons, and is medium to light green colored. It has a coarse texture with short upright seedhead stems that grow to about 3-5 inches. Centipedegrass seed is native to southern China and was introduced to the United States in 1916.[1] It has since become one of the common grasses in the southeastern states and Hawai'i. Centipedegrass can also be considered a weed.[2]

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  2. ^ "Weeds Identification App". weedid.cals.vt.edu.