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Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis). Distribution: warm season. Habitat: low, moist areas in turfgrass and lawns. Growth Season: perennial. Descriptions: University . Axonopus affinis (Carpet Grass). This grass, known as carpet grass, has two to five ascending spiked seedheads from flattened, smooth. Common Name: carpetgrass. Species: Axonopus affinis Chase Bayer Code: AXOAF Carpetgrass is a slow-growing, medium-green (and sometimes greenish .

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Tropical Grassland Society of Australia.

*Axonopus fissifolius (Axonopus affinis) — Noosa’s Native Plants

It can be sown with other grasses Axonopus compressusPaspalum dilatatumCynodon dactylonand Setaria sphacelata or legumes Aeschynomene falcataAeschynomene villosaArachis glabrataArachis pintoiLotus uliginosusTrifolium affijisTrifolium semipilosumVigna parkeri FAO, ; Cook et al.

In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields. When it is sown Axonopus fissifolius can be broadcast on a well-prepared seedbed and then rolled in FAO, Cereal and grass forages Forage plants.

Hawaii at Manoa, Coop. Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.

Seed of six tropical pasture species fed to cattle, sheep and goats. Weed control and weed potential Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al. Axonopus affinis Chase, Paspalum fissifolium Raddi. The stems root fafinis the nodes FAO, ; Cook et al.


Digestion of seed in sacco and in vitro. In natural rangelands, carpet grass is readily propagated by grazing ruminants because of the high viability of its seeds after passing through the rumen and total digestive tract Simao Neto et al.

Lim Han Kuo, It becomes chlorotic on soils with pH above 7. Some commercial cultivars exist Campbell et al. Horses are reported to eat the clumps of seed-heads that are unpalatable to ruminants FAO, ; Cook et al. It survives heavy frost during winter and has some tolerance of drought but does not grow well under flooding or waterlogged conditions Cook et al.

Axonopus affinis

The leaves are cm long and mm broad, flat or folded, glabrous or sparsely hairy on the lower face. Tables of chemical composition and affinsi value.

No information found References Cohen, ; Lloyd et al. Phosphorus nutrition of beef cattle.

Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase. Carpet grass is not suitable for hay and silage or for stand-over or deferred feeding because of its low productivity and poor nutritional value after the stems have flowered FAO, ; Cook et al. Additional N in such mixed stands prevents carpet grass from becoming invasive and also helps maintaining it in its vegetative stage with a higher nutritive value.


Carpet grass is usually grazed rather than used in cut-and-carry systems, due to its slow growth and poor yields. Effect of supplementation on liveweight of steers and digestibilty of diet.

Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.

It is valued as a cover crop and turf grass in moist, low fertility soils FAO, ; Cook et al. Supplementation to reduce lactational anoestrus in first-calf heifers grazing native pastures in the subtropics.

Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)

Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliusaerial part, fresh. Recovery of pasture seed ingested by ruminants. It prefers moist acid sandy soils, or sandy loamy soils.

Blanket grass Axonopus compressus.