Cynodon dactylon

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusCynodon
SpeciesCynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Common NameBermudagrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Agrostis bermudiana Agrostis bermudiana Tussac ex Kunth
Capriola dactylon Capriola dactylon (L.) Kuntze
Chloris cynodon Chloris cynodon Trin.
Cynodon aristiglumis Cynodon aristiglumis Caro & E.A.Sanchez
Cynodon aristulatus Cynodon aristulatus Caro & E.A. Sánchez
Cynodon dactylon f. viviparus Cynodon dactylon f. viviparus Beetle
Cynodon dactylon subsp. glabratus Cynodon dactylon subsp. glabratus (Steud.) Chev.
Cynodon dactylon var. elegans Cynodon dactylon var. elegans Rendle
Cynodon dactylon var. glabratus Cynodon dactylon var. glabratus (Steud.) Chiov.
Cynodon erectus Cynodon erectus J. Presl
Cynodon glabratus Cynodon glabratus Steud.
Cynodon occidentalis Cynodon occidentalis Willd. ex Steud.
Cynodon pascuus Cynodon pascuus Nees
Cynodon portoricensis Cynodon portoricensis Willd. ex Steud.
Cynodon tenuis Cynodon tenuis Trin. ex Spreng.
Cynodon umbellatus Cynodon umbellatus (Lam.) Caro
Cynosurus dactylon Cynosurus dactylon (L.) Pers.
Cynosurus uniflorus Cynosurus uniflorus Walter
Digitaria dactylon Digitaria dactylon (L.) Scop.
Digitaria glumaepatula Digitaria glumaepatula (Steud.) Miq.
Digitaria stolonifera Digitaria stolonifera Schrad.
Milium dactylon Milium dactylon (L.) Moench
Panicum dactylon Panicum dactylon L.
Panicum glumaepatulum Panicum glumaepatulum Steud.
Paspalum dactylon Paspalum dactylon (L.) Lam.
Paspalum umbellatum Paspalum umbellatum Lam.
Phleum dactylon Phleum dactylon Pall. ex Georgi

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Allen (KY), Ballard (KY), Bracken (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fulton (KY), Graves (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Monroe (KY), Oldham (KY), Perry (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dyer (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Union (TN), Washington (TN), Weakley (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100118643 Sevier Tennessee 18 Jun 1970 Henry R. DeSelm
361
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118569 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1273
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118528 Jefferson Kentucky 24 Aug 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
882
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100722410 Fulton Kentucky 10 Jul 1962 E. T. Browne, Jr.
5855
EKY
cynodon dactylon
31234100118551 Laurel Kentucky 29 Jun 1993 Randy L. Mears
93-232
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005683 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005684 Knox Tennessee
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005678 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005677 Campbell Kentucky
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005680 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
ETSU003017 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Cynodon dactylon
ETSU003018 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021365 Campbell Kentucky 22 Aug 1981 Buddell, George
383
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021368 Rowan Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
53893
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021362 Campbell Kentucky 24 Jun 1997 Thieret, John
60184
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118585 Ballard Kentucky 01 Aug 1994 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118601 Carter Kentucky 14 Aug 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
11053
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118635 McCreary Kentucky 09 Oct 1978 Douglas Stephens
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118536 Fayette Kentucky 01 Jan 1997 Danny Husband
576
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118577 Fayette Kentucky 24 Aug 1978 S. Rice
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118627 Estill Kentucky 17 Jun 1987 Richard G. Guetig
265
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
31234100118619 Clinton Kentucky 07 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-1024
EKY
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005682 Cannon Tennessee
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
BEREA005679 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cynodon dactylon
ETSU003016 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Cynodon dactylon
ETSU003014 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021369 Bracken Kentucky 27 Jul 1983 Buddell, George
2286
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021361 Campbell Kentucky 24 Jun 1997 Thieret, John
60184
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030216 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030226 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030236 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030220 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030239 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030231 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030213 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030243 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030230 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030221 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030219 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030215 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030237 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030264 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030229 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030233 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030263 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021370 Kenton Kentucky 15 Jul 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
416
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
31973000021360 Perry Kentucky 04 Jul 1979 Hils, Matthew
45
KNK
Cynodon dactylon
MDKY00004235 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030234 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030225 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030238 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030242 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030232 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030244 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030214 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030218 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030270 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030240 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030241 Union Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030223 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030222 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030217 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030228 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030227 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002688 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002693 Hamilton Tennessee Frank Bowers
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002689 Bradley Tennessee 21 Jul 1988 D. Houck
2651
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002690 Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002692 McMinn Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
008776 Shelby Tennessee
BOON
Cynodon dactylon
008775 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Cynodon dactylon
APSC0034119 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096903 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034122 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034112 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034121 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
TENN-V-0030224 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
TENN-V-0030235 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002691 Marion Tennessee 18 Sep 1999 John Beck
3838
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT002694 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
APSC0034120 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096979 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0064361 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096904 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0063212 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096909 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0064362 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cynodon dactylon
APSC0096908 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096906 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034118 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096902 Allen Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0064093 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034117 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096905 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034113 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0094908 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0096910 Fulton Kentucky 17 Jul 1969
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034123 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
HTTU011821 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003598 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Sara Robinson
33
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003597 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Kay Holley
15
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003600 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Jun 1980 Debbie Reddinger
27
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003596 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Jun 1981 Jeff Peery
30
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003601 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Jun 1996 William H. Butler Jr.
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003595 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Jun 1981 Joao M. C. Ribeiro
7
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003602 Davidson Tennessee 12 Oct 1974 Michael R. Johnson
52
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003588 Davidson Tennessee 19 Jun 2001 Angela Cathey
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003593 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Kurt E. Blum
14
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT038295 Montgomery Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
UOS07735 Franklin Tennessee 02 Oct 2012 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Cynodon dactylon
UOS07737 Coffee Tennessee 18 Sep 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Cynodon dactylon
SWMT00770 Tennessee 10 May 1939 A. F. W.
SWMT
Capriola dactylon
APSC0089494 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034114 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
APSC0034126 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cynosurus dactylon
HTTU011822 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cynodon dactylon
HTTU011823 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cynodon dactylon
HTTU011824 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003594 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Loni Neight
10
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
MTSU003599 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Mike Goodpasture
33
MTSU
Cynodon dactylon
UCHT038294 Knox Tennessee
UCHT
Cynodon dactylon
SWMT00783 Benton Tennessee 12 Aug 1984 Brent Hedges
300
SWMT
Cynodon dactylon
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Plant Photos

Cynodon dactylon - Dwayne Estes
Cynodon dactylon - Dwayne Estes
Cynodon dactylon - Dwayne Estes
Cynodon dactylon - Dwayne Estes
Cynodon dactylon - Joey Shaw
Cynodon dactylon - Joey Shaw
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell
Cynodon dactylon - Theo Witsell