What is Bermudagrass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape September 25, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Turfgrass Quick Facts: Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon)(also called wiregrass, devilgrass, and couchgrass)

Bermudagrass is a widely grown warm season turfgrass used in the southern part of the U.S. It tolerates heat but tends to be high maintenance and can become invasive in croplands and perennial planting beds. As a turfgrass, it is used in lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parks.

Bermudagrass characteristics

  • Native of Africa
  • Aggressive sod forming turf
  • Can become invasive
  • High maintenance
  • Requires full sun
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Tolerates heavy use
  • Not cold tolerant

In Depth Resources:


Missouri - Bermundagrass


Alabama - Varieties of Bermudagrass
Florida - Bermudagrass for Florida Lawns
North Carolina - Bermudagrass