Cynodon dactylon

Common name: 

Couch

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1

Habit:

Perennial grass spreading by stolons, culms to 30 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence is an umbel of spikes1

Images:
Image of Cynodon dactylon
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria