St. Augustine grass is a lawn grass species that is currently used extensively in Hawaii, the South Pacific, Australia, Western Africa, South Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Southern Mexico, and in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The grass’s origins are mostly tropical. Its natural settings are limestone shores; saltwater and freshwater marshes; the outskirts of lagoons and swamps; and the ridges of sandy beaches. Over time, the grass increasingly travelled away from the oceans to open and high-moisture environments such as lakeshores and the banks of inland streams. Cultivars (common names) include Floratam, Bitter Blue, Seville, and Classic.
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