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St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons present
Rhizomes absent
Leaves folded in the bud
Ligule a short fringe of hairs
Collar broad, smooth, much constricted
Auricles absent
Sheaths compressed, flattened, with a prominent mid-vien, sometimes sparsely hairy along the edges
Blades very short, smooth, at least 0.25 inch wide, with a 'boat-shaped' tip
Seedhead a thick spike with few spikelets imbedded along the sides
Spikelets thick, elliptical ,with one seed
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height: 2 to 3 inches
Establishment: Sod
Fertilization: 2 to 5 lbs/ 1000 ft2/ Year
Adaptation: Coastal Plains [View Map]
 
General Description
A dark green, leafy perennial creeping by extensive stolens. It provides a rather coarse, spongy turf in areas of the deep south. Found from southern Florida into Georgia and around the Gulf Coast through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Occasionally cultivated in southern California.
 
Current Articles
St. Augustinegrass Cultivation
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St. Augustinegrass Lawn Calendar
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Suggested Weed Control Calendar For St. Augustinegrass Sod Fields
Weed HTML PDF
 
Common Problems
Brown Patch
Chinch Bugs
Gray Leaf Spot
Take All Patch
 
Popular Cultivars
Bitter Blue
Floratine
Floratam
Raleigh
Mercedes
Palmetto
 
 
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St. Augustinegrass
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Dormant St. Augustinegrass
Dormant St. Augustinegrass

St. Augustinegrass Seedheads
St. Augustinegrass Seedheads


 

   

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