Can St. Augustine Grass Have Above Ground Runners?

St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) produces above-ground runners called stolons, which allow it to reach new locations where it will put down roots. St. Augustine is a warm-season grass that is used for lawns.

Keywords: Stenotaphrum secundatum, St. Augustine grass, above ground runners

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