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Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Capriola dactylon (L.) Kuntze

Cynodon aristiglumis Caro & Sánchez

Cynodon incompletus auct. non Nees

Panicum dactylon L.

Bermuda Grass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusCynodonApparently means “dogtoothed grass.” From the Ancient Greek κῠνόδων (kunódōn), variant of κῠνόδους (kunódous, “canine tooth”), a compound of κῠ́ων (kúōn, “dog”, stem: κῠν-, kun-) +‎ ὀδούς (odoús, “tooth”)
SpeciesdactylonFrom the Greek daktylos, “a finger or toe,” possibly referring to the slender umbel-like inflorescence which is somewhat like the fingers of a hand

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Cynodon dactylon description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Jul 2017.

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Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 21 cm)

Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 18 cm)

Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass)

8/28/2014 · High Road to Taos, NM · By Susan M. Kent
≈ 3 × 4½" (7.4 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

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