Bermuda Grass • Cynodon dactylon
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic conjunctivitis; allergic asthma.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms.
Physical description: Creeping, low-growing, evergreen perennial grass that grows 4-6 inches tall; blades are flat and spreading; usually a green/gray color.
Environmental factors: Found in lawns; pastures; sports fields;
golf courses; roadsides; dry places; one of the most common tropical lawn grasses; seeds can be carried by wind miles at a time.
Cross-reactivity: Buffalo, grama, johnson and windmill grass.
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- “Bermudagrass.”Aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu. https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/turf/publications/Bermuda.html
Did You Know?
Bermuda grass is known as the “Sports Turf of the South” due to its being the major turf species for sports fields.