carpet grass

carpet grass

noun
either of two grasses, Axonopus affinis or A. compressus, native to tropical and subtropical America.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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carpet grass

(Axonopus affinis), mat-forming perennial grass of the family Poaceae, native to sandy soils in southeastern North America. Carpet grass reaches a height of 20-50 cm (8-20 inches). It is occasionally used as a lawn and pasture grass there and in warm parts of Australia.

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