Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze

St. Augustine Grass

Natural range: Southern U.S.

Habitat: Riverbanks and other disturbed wet sites

Florida status: Native?

Recognition: Small (10-30 cm) stoloniferous plant. Spikelets (3.5-5 mm) partially embedded in 1 side of the branch axis.

Note: S. secundatum is planted for turf in the southern US. Numerous cultivars have been developed.