Scientific Name - Axonopus affinis Chase
Family - Gramineae
Mat-forming perennial from somewhat flattened, smooth stolons. Leaf blade, smooth on both surfaces, tip rounded; a few long hairs present on leaf sheath margin and at base of blade margin. Seedhead resembles crabgrass spp., with two to five ascending spikes. Uppermost branches usually paired. Reproduces by seed and stolons. Most common on low, moist sites. Often seeded as a companion grass to centipede grass. Common in the Coastal Plain of the Gulf states, north to North Carolina, and west to Arkansas and Oklahoma. Also occurs in Central and South America, India, Australia and southern Africa.