|Etymology||Genus||Narrow trench; referring to the depressions on the flowering stalk where the florets rest.|
|Species||One-sided; all the florets are situated on one side of the stalk|
|Synonyms||Ischaemum secundatum Walter, Stenotaphrum americanum Schrank|
|Common Names||St. Augustine Grass|
|Native Distribution||Tropical Africa, North America (USA, Mexico), and South America|
Part of a lawn completely covered with the St. Augustine Grass. Note the smoky green colour of the grass.
Dictomous branching with flattened sheaths (arrow).
The inflorescence. The florets are only found on one side of the stalk.
The tip (right) and base (right) of leaf is sharply tapered.