Growth Habit

Growth habit describes the type of shoot growth evident in a particular turfgrass. The three basic types are: bunch-type, rhizomatous, and stoloniferous. Bunch-type turfgrasses spread primarily or exclusively by tillering. In addition to tillering, rhizomatous turfgrasses can spread by below-ground shoots called rhizomes, while stoloniferous turfgrasses spread by above-ground shoots called stolons.


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