BACKGROUND: Bermudagrass probably came from Africa. It prefers warmer regions, but it is becoming established in cooler regions as well. It is posing a serious threat to crop production and turf management. It reproduces by seed, rhizomes, and lateral stolons, taking root at any node.
DESCRIPTION: It is a low-growing and sod-forming perennial grass with stolons creeping along the ground and upright stems about 12 inches tall. Seed heads have three to seven terminal spikes, each about 2 inches in length.
CONTROL: Herbicides can offer fair to good control. Tillage should not be used as a control.
*Bermudagrass is exempt from noxious weed classification in Washington County