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 Stenotaphrum subsp. var.  
St. Augustine Grass
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Lifespan: perennial, annual
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Stenotaphrum is a genus of grasses in the family Poaceae.

It has a mere handful of species, but is distributed almost world-wide. Most species are found only in the Old World tropics however.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Stenotaphrum (Greek, stenos, narrow, and taphros, a trench, the spikelets being partially embedded in the rachis). Gramineae. Creeping grasses with compressed culms, flat divergent blades and narrow flat spikes: spikelets as in Panicum, imbedded in the surface of a broad rachis forming terminal spikes. — About 3 species of tropical regions, one species found along the Gulf coast, especially in Fla., where it is utilized as a lawn grass. In this respect it is similar to Bermuda-grass, being naturally adapted to a sandy soil, which it binds by its rhizomes and creeping habit as does that grass.

The introduced form of St. Augustine grass is one of the most valuable lawn grasses for the extreme South. It will grow on almost any soil and thrives even in shade. The leaves are rather broad, never over 6 inches high and require little mowing. This grass does not become coarse, does not hold dew or rain, and is particularly good for house lots and lawns. It does not need as much water as Bermuda or St. Lucie grass. It is propagated mostly by cuttings. CH

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