Bahiagrass is best identified by its medium-textured leaves with compressed leaf sheaths. The tips of the leaves are pointed, and when seed heads develop, Bahiagrass develops a two-pronged, V-patterned one. This turf grass is also identified by its thick rhizomes.
Bahiagrass has a fair tolerance for shade and stands up well to foot traffic. However, it does not perform well in high-pH soils, sometimes making proper turf grass management programs more intensive.