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#262150 7-Jan-2020 21:27
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Hi if anyone can identify this that would be greatly appreciated! Don't think it's kikuyu, possibly buffalo ? It's creeping but very slow and short bladed! Also the purple dark colour seems odd!

 



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  #2387049 7-Jan-2020 21:39
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yep, its a $1 coin ;-) 

 

 

 

It might be centipede grass? 


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  #2387051 7-Jan-2020 21:40
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St Augustine was my first thought.

 

Edit: and with a bit of research turns out it was a wrong thought. Right leaf shape but wrong growth pattern. Your suspicion (Buffalo grass) seems correct. A lot of sites, especially New Zealand ones tend make out Buffalo and St Augustine are the same - they aren't.


 
 
 
 


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  #2387134 8-Jan-2020 01:19
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Both the leaf type and runner style and colour say Buffalo grass. Here's some other examples.

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  #2387141 8-Jan-2020 06:50
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Dratsab:

St Augustine was my first thought.


Edit: and with a bit of research turns out it was a wrong thought. Right leaf shape but wrong growth pattern. Your suspicion (Buffalo grass) seems correct. A lot of sites, especially New Zealand ones tend make out Buffalo and St Augustine are the same - they arenr't.



Interesting, I'd not heard St Augustine used before.

"Scientific name
Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze

Most comments relate equally well to the closely related Stenotaphrum dimidiatum (L.) Brongn.

Common names
buffalo grass (Australia); St. Augustine grass (USA); buffalo couch (Vanuatu); chiendent de boeuf, gros chiendent (French); pimento grass (Jamaica); manienie-haole, akiaki-haole (Hawai'i); pasto San Augustín, falso kikuyu, grama San Agustín, lastÓn, gramÓn, gramillÓn (Spanish); and confusingly as carpet grass , crabgrass, and wiregrass which are more commonly used for Axonopus, Digitaria and Aristida respectively.
Stenotaphrum dimidiatum is known as herbe bourrique (Madagascar); buffalo grass, and pemba grass ."

You can get buffalo grass selectively bred for different aspects such as colour, softness, thatching etc.

In NZ Yates don't advise using their broadleaf weed killer on buffalo grass lawns but don't intend bringing in the alternative product they sell in Australia because of the cost of registering it.

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  #2387170 8-Jan-2020 08:42
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Triffid?


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