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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes stout

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle of 2-7 ascending racemose branches

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


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image of Paspalum floridanum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_floridanum_71727

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Racemes 3-13cm long (longest > 6cm). Spikelets in 4 rows or by abortion 3 or 2, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Paspalum floridanum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_floridanum_71740

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Spikelets suborbicular or broadly ellipsoid; pedicels 1-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Paspalum floridanum

JK Marlow    jkm060928_120

September    York County    SC

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Spikelets 3-4mm long, flat-rounded, white waxy sometimes brown or peeling, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Paspalum floridanum

JK Marlow    jkm060928_121

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Terminal racemes with 2-7 ascending branches, w large spikelets in 2 rows, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.