A perennial grass weed, that propagates from seeds, stolons, or rhizomes, and re-grows foliage each year from its extensive root system. Soil temperatures above 55 degrees trigger the start of new growth. Root systems may extend many feet underground, and over time the plant will overwhelm other turf. Stems can grown almost vinelike over the tops of landscape ornamental shrubs. Both the rhizomes (underground roots) and stolons (aboveground stems) can develop roots at the nodes, creating either aerial stems at that point, or entirely new plants. A highly drought tolerant plant.
Highly drought tolerant, extremely deep-rooted perennial with extensive, wandering root system. Broken rhizomes can regrow new plants, although stolons and rhizomes exposed to sunlight will die. Systemic herbicide applications need to take into account the amount of root system, and therefore the amount of foliage available to take in the necessary herbicide.