Latin name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Pronunciation: SINE-oh-don DAK-ti-lon
Common name: Bermuda grass
Family: Poaceae (Grass)
Habitat: Fields, lawns, orchards, disturbed places through most of California, native to the Middle East and Africa and presumably introduced to the U.S. from Bermuda where it is a widespread invasive
Blooming period: June to August
Name derivations: 1) Cynodon 2) dactylon