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Bermuda grass,perennial pasture, lawn, and hay grass (Cynodon dactylon) of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
..... Click the link for more information. family), native to Africa and Asia and now common in warm regions of both hemispheres. It is the standard pasture grass in the S United States. It is heat- and drought-resistant and grows in almost any soil that is not too wet or shady, spreading rapidly and often becoming a weed. Bermuda grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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Bermuda grass[bər′myüd·ə ‚gras]
Cynodon dactylon. A long-lived perennial in the order Cyperales.
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