Carpetgrass Seed Coated
(Axonopus affinis) is a creeping, stoloniferous, perennial warm season
grass. It is characterized by flat, two-edged runners or stolons; by
wide leaves with blunt, rounded tips and by long, slender seedstalks
that terminate with two branches, very similar to crabgrass. Stolons are
flat, widely branched and root at each node.
From the sandy soils
of East Texas to Florida and north to Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas,
carpetgrass is found in fields, woods, along roadsides, pastures and
Also known as flatgrass, Louisianagrass and as "petit
gazon" by the Creoles of Louisiana, carpetgrass is native to the Gulf
Coast states and other tropical climates. It is a creeping, perennial
grass that can be recognized by the blunt rounded tips of its leaves,
flat stolons and a tall seedstalk with two branches at the apex. It
forms a dense mat and will crowd out most other species.