Creeping Bentgrass

(Agrostis stolonifera)

Creeping Bentgrass

Leaves Ligule Flowers
creeping bentgrass leaves creeping bentgrass ligule creeping bentgrass seedhead

Growing habits: Erect or decumbent cool-season perennial, spreads quickly, often forms mats 

Root anatomy: Fibrous root network, spreads from rhizomes and stolons as well as lowermost stem nodes

Leaf anatomy: Linear leaves, glabrous to scabrous, membranous ligule, sheath smooth

Reproduction: Dense panicle inflorescence, open initially but closes when mature, often reddish-purple in color

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice