Paspalum dilatatum Poir.

  • Authority

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

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  • Scientific Name

    Paspalum dilatatum Poir.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout, erect, 8–15 dm; foliage glabrous, or the lowest sheaths sparsely villous; blades to 3 dm, 8–12 mm wide; racemes 3–6, spreading or ascending, 8–12 cm, the panicle much surpassing the reduced upper lf; spikelets ovate, acute, 2.9–3.8 mm; glume pubescent and near the margin long-villous; sterile lemma nearly glabrous; fertile lemma shorter and blunt; 2n=40, 50, 60+. Pastures, waste ground, and occasionally in moist fields or woods, native of S. Amer., cult. and widely escaped in s. U.S., extending n. to Ky. and in the coastal states to N.J.

  • Common Names