Cynodon dactylon, known as Bermuda grass, is a grass that is native to most of the eastern hemisphere. Although it is not native to Bermuda, it is an abundant invasive species there. In Bermuda it has been known as crab grass
Cynodon dactylon is a long-lived grass, forming thick mats by means of stolons and rhizomes (horizontal, root-like stem usually found underground). The culms take root at the lower nodes. The leaf blade is flattened with a sharp tip, and is hairy or glabrous (hairless). The leaf sheath is round and glabrous; the ligule (membranous small structure at the junction of the leaf sheath and leaf blade) has ring of hairs or a short membrane. The inflorescence consists of 3-7 slender spikes up to 60 mm long, arranged terminally on the axis. The spikelets are sessile (stalkless) and without an awn (slender bristle-like structure). Flowering time is from March to September.