A picture of a Dog Tooth Grass

Dog Tooth Grass

Cynodon spp.

Also known as

Bermuda Grass

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Dog Tooth Grass Overview

Small genus in the grass family, Poaceae, also commonly known as Bermuda grass or dogs tooth grass. It contains roughly 11 perennial species which produce rhizomes or stolons and flat or folded, linear leaves. Flowers are arranged in spikes, these are unbranched inflorescences, similar to racemes, but with sessile flowers, these are attached directly to the spike without stalks. These spikes radiate from a central stem point, like propeller blades.