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Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons present
Rhizomes absent
Leaves folded in the bud
Ligule a short membrane with short hairs across the top
Collar broad, much constricted, hairy
Auricles absent
Sheaths compressed, flattened, hairs at the edges near the ligule, a prominent mid-vein
Blades compressed or flattened, short, less than 1/4 inch wide, strong mid-vein, sparsely hairy along the edges
Seedhead a slender spike
Spikelets broad at the base tapering to a rounded tip, a single seed
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height: 1 to 2 inches
Establishment: Sod, Sprig
Fertilization: 1 to 2 lbs/ 1000 ft2/ Year
Adaptation: Statewide [View Map]
 
General Description
A Dark green, low growing perennial that creeps by slender, flat, leafy stolens. It forms a desirable turf from North Carolina south through Georgia and North Florida and then westward around the Gulf into Arkansas and Texas.
 
Current Articles
Centipedegrass Cultivation
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Centipedegrass Lawn Calendar
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Centipedegrass Lawn Management
UGA Coop. Ext. Ser. Leaflet 313 PDF
Suggested Weed Control for Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass and Zoysiagrass Sod Fields
Weed HTML PDF
 
Common Problems
Spittlebugs
Centipedegrass Decline
 
Popular Cultivars
TifBlair
 
 
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