Paspalum fluitans (Elliott) Kunth

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Paspalum fluitans (Elliott) Kunth

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms glabrous, when submersed elongate and little branched, when terrestrial tufted from the base; sheaths loose, papillose-hispid to glabrous; lf-blades tapering at both ends, thin, (5–)8–12(–20) cm, often 1 cm wide or more; racemes numerous (usually 20–50), crowded, spreading or ascending, 2–4 cm; rachis 0.8–2 mm wide, its acuminate tip surpassing the uppermost spikelet by 1–3 mm; spikelets solitary (not paired), elliptic, acute, 1.1–1.5 mm; glume and sterile lemma 2-veined near the margin, the glume finely glandular-villosulous; 2n=20. Shallow water, swamps, and muddy shores; widespread in s. U.S., n. on the coastal plain to se. Va. and in the Mississippi Valley to w. Ky., s. Ind., c. Ill., and c. Mo. (P. mucronatum; P. repens, misapplied)