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St. Augustine grass, Buffalo Grass
Scientific Name: Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze
Synonym: Ischaemum secundatum
Family: Poaceae
St. Augustine grass, Buffalo Grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum)
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Stenotaphrum secundatum, Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12,13,18-24
USDA: 9b-11

Heat Tolerance: Good grass for the desert southwest, although coarser and needing more water than Bermuda grass

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates some shade

Origin: Southeastern North America, tropical Americas

Growth Habits: Creeping, stoloniferous perennial grass with flattened stems

Watering Needs: Moderate to abundant, good salt resistance

Propagation: Cuttings, sods, plugs

'Variegatum' has striped leaves.

Blooming Habits:
Flowering shoots 4-14 inches high (10-35 cm) with no decorative value.

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