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Carpet grass

Axonopus affinis

Scientific Name: Axonopus affinis 

Common Name: Carpet Grass

Carpet Grass is a warm season grass that spreads through its stolons. Carpet grass is native to the gulf coast climate and other southern states. Its creeping nature due to its stolons will crowd out other species and dominate large areas. Carpet grass has the ability to grow in low fertility areas and thus is used in many parks, airports, roadsides, and golf courses rough due to the low maintenance that is required. In these areas, Carpet grass will survive and even thrive without fertilization. Carpet grass requires more water than bermudagrass but still only requires water to pleasure, as it can withstand small droughts.