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Bermuda Grass

Bermuda grass is popular for golf greens, parks and yards.

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Bermuda grass is native to Africa, but is now established in most of the world. In the United States it's called Bermuda grass because it's believed to have been brought to the United States from Bermuda. Bermuda grass is popular for lawns and golf greens because it's resistant to foot traffic. It spreads by both root and seed, and it's flowering seed causes allergies. If you keep your Bermuda grass very closely mown, it's less allergenic.

Bermuda grass facts:

  • Appearance: Bermuda grass has short bluish-green leaves. The leaves turn brown during cold weather, since the grass is more of a warm weather plant. Its flowering stems can grow to more than a foot tall, but it's usually shorter -- with 4- to 6-inch long seedheads.
  • Peak time: Bermuda grass flowers in the spring through October.
  • Location: You'll find Bermuda grass just about anywhere. Like we said earlier, it's a favorite for golf greens, lawns and pastures.
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