Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1032

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

Look for it in wet forests, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain red
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Paspalum floridanum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum floridanum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-015:
Paspalum floridanum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum floridanum +

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum giganteum

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Paspalum