Source: California Invasive Plant Council


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Cynodon dactylon (bermudagrass)

Cynodon dactylon
Cynodon dactylon
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Cynodon dactylon (bermudagrass) is a creeping perennial grass (family Poaceae) commonly used in garden plantings and as a turf species. However, it can escape cultivation and out-compete native species, particularly in riparian areas.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Cynodon dactylon

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Clines, J., J. DiTomaso, et al. (2004). Grasses working group. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
  • Devender, T. R. V., R. S. Frlger, et al. (1997). Exotic plants in the Sonoran desert region, Arizona and Sonora. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.
  • Knapp, J. (2004). A gardenerís dream, a land managerís nightmare: The spread of horticultural invasive plants into the wildlands of Santa Catalina Island. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
  • Telllman, B. (1996). Stowaways and invited guests:How some exotic plants reached the American southwest. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium. San Diego, CA.

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