Vascular – Exotic
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Mat-forming grass to 55 cm tall, with long rhizomes and stolons. Leaf blades up to 9cm long, 1-3mm wide (sometimes wider), grey-green, slightly hairy. Leaves are held on upright culm to 50cm tall. The flower head has 3-7 branches coming out of the same point, each branch is up to 6cm long, and has 2 rows of green or purplish spikelets.
Creeping stems, branched (digitate) flower heads. Similar inflorescence to Digitaria species, but the foliage on Cynodon dactylon is more robust and stiff.
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