Centepide Grass / Eremochloa Ophiuroides

Eremochloa ophiuroides, or centipedegrass, is a warm season lawn grass. It is a thick sod forming grass that spreads by stolons, and is medium to light green colored.

It has a coarse texture with short upright seedhead stems that grow to about 3-5 inches. Centipedegrass can be found in the United States, mainly in the southeast states and Hawai’i; it is also considered a weed in some places.

Centipede grass is a warm-season grass that is typically used for lawns and golf courses. It is drought tolerant and can withstand heavy traffic. The grass blades are thin and long, and the plant spreads by stolons (runners).

The color of centipede grass ranges from light green to olive green, and it turns a golden brown in the fall. Centipede grass produces seeds, but the seeds do not readily germinate. Therefore, thegrass must be propagated by runners.


Centipede Grass

Centepide Grass / Eremochloa ophiuroides