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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:34 pm 
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how/where did St. Augustine grass get its name?

while we are at it...............where did the name bermuda derive from?....does it have anything to do with the location or triangle?....:-)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:32 pm 
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My understanding is that St Augustine was originally a grass that grew in South Africa. It migrated northward to the Ivory Coast because it made such a nice sleeping surface. And as a sleeping surface, it came to the Americas on slave ships. It was named after St Augustine, FL if I'm not mistaken.

Bermuda? I'm guessing totally but I'd say it's named after the island.

But names can be funny. The cardinal bird was named after the Pope's cardinals. The canary was named after the Canary Islands where they were found but the islands were named after the dogs that lived there (Latin name of canis).

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very interesting...........

thanks for taking the time to reply to that one.............i know it was quite an obscure question........


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