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GrassCynodon dactylon

Couch grass at Hughes Garran Woodland

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Cynodon dactylon at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Cynodon dactylon at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019

Identification history

Grass Cynodon dactylon 25 Jan 2019 member211
Grass Cynodon dactylon 25 Jan 2019 member211
Unidentified 24 Jan 2019 ruthkerruish

Author's notes

Please the ID of this grass is nb - it seems to grow a metre a minute from a central point!!!

3 comments

   25 Jan 2019
Possibly a cultivar of a couch hybrid (very fine stolons and leaves). I know it looks like couch grass and is also called quick grass, twitch grass, etc but I have never seen the common couch grass grow like that from a central point so quickly! I notice it is listed as an native but some authorities consider it was probably a very early introduction.
michaelb wrote:
   25 Jan 2019
To quote from the reference on the species page: "Some authors believe that both native and exotic forms of this species are present amongst populations in Australia." See:
https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/cynodon_dactylon_var._dactylon.htm
michaelb wrote:
   10 Mar 2019
FYI - I've changed the description from native to 'cosmopolitan'.

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Nearby Sightings

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Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Apr 2019 Digitaria sanguinalis (Summer Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 Lactuca serriola f. serriola (Prickly Lettuce) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2018 Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Nov 2018 Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 22 Oct 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018 Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Oct 2018 Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple Box) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Aug 2018 Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 May 2018 Oxalis exilis (Shady wood sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2018 Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2018 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 Mar 2018 Epilobium billardierianum subsp. cinereum (Hairy Willow Herb) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2018 Gamochaeta americana (Cudweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Dec 2017 Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Dec 2017 Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Dec 2017 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 Agrocybe sp. at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2017 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017 Trifolium dubium (Yellow Suckling Clover) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Oct 2017 Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Oct 2017 Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Oct 2017 Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Aug 2017 Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Jun 2017 Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Jun 2017 Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 2 Jun 2017 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 May 2017 Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 May 2017 Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017 Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017 Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Apr 2019
Digitaria sanguinalis (Summer Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Lactuca serriola f. serriola (Prickly Lettuce) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2018
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Nov 2018
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 22 Oct 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018
Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Oct 2018
Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple Box) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Aug 2018
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 May 2018
Oxalis exilis (Shady wood sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2018
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2018
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 Mar 2018
Epilobium billardierianum subsp. cinereum (Hairy Willow Herb) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2018
Gamochaeta americana (Cudweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Dec 2017
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Dec 2017
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Dec 2017
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017
Agrocybe sp. at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2017
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017
Trifolium dubium (Yellow Suckling Clover) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Oct 2017
Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Oct 2017
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Oct 2017
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Aug 2017
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Jun 2017
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Jun 2017
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 2 Jun 2017
Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 May 2017
Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 May 2017
Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017
Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 24 Jan 2019 10:00 AM Recorded on
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