Common Bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon (Linnaeus) PersoonNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Bermuda Grass, Capriola dactylon.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Poales   >   Family Poaceae   >   Genus Cynodon   

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Common Bermudagrass is a common non-native lawn grass. It has escaped and has become become established across Maryland (Terrell & Peterson, 2009).
"Naturalized from Europe; Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Massachusetts to Michigan, Iowa and eastern Kansas, southward, where abundant" (Reed, 1964).

Relationships:

Common Bermudagrass is a host plant for Eufala Skipper , Fiery Skipper, Common Roadside Skipper, and Sachem.

There are 121 records in the project database.

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Common Bermudagrass in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Bermudagrass in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/30/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Bermudagrass in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/27/2021). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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