Bermuda grass--also called devil's grass, couch grass, wire grass and Indian Doab--originally came from East Africa. It is called Bermuda grass in the United States because it was first brought to this country from Bermuda.
Bermuda grass is a creeping grass, with blades growing low to the ground, only to a height of 1 to 4 inches. It also produces erect stems that can grow more than 1-foot tall. The plant has deep roots, which can help in drought situations.
Bermuda grass is not fussy about the type of soil it needs. It does need warmth and at least 16 inches of rain a year.
Bermuda grass is grown in the southern third of the United States stretching through parts of Virginia, Oklahoma and California.
Bermuda grass is an excellent feed for cattle. It is also used for golf courses, tennis courts and high-traffic areas, and to control soil erosion
In some areas, Bermuda grass is considered to be an invasive weed because it can compete with other plants for nutrients.
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