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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Paspalum notatum   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum notatum var. saurae   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Paspalum notatum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Paspalum notatum var. notatum

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-74-005:
Paspalum notatum var. saurae   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum notatum var. notatum

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum notatum var. saurae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bahia-grass


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image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_notatum_saurae_7927

June    Iredell County    NC

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_notatum_saurae_7932

June    Iredell County    NC

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_notatum_saurae_7933

June    Iredell County    NC

Inflorescence consists of 2 racemes, occ. another (rarely 2) just below, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

JK Marlow    jkm180728_3508

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

JK Marlow    jkm190708_9839

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_notatum_saurae_8061

July    Catawba County    NC

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

JK Marlow    jkm180813_3747

August    Greenville County    SC

V-shaped inflorescence high above basal tufts of lvs makes this conspicuous, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

JK Marlow    jkm081026_027

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Shallow, often exposed, reddish to purple-colored, rhizomes, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

image of Paspalum notatum, Bahia-grass

JK Marlow    jkm0311g_13

November    Chester County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Paspalum notatum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum notatum var. saurae   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Paspalum notatum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Paspalum notatum var. notatum

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-74-005:
Paspalum notatum var. saurae   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum notatum var. notatum

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum notatum var. saurae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1033

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Habitat: Roadsides and disturbed areas, often (especially in FL) planted as a coarse turfgrass or a pasture grass, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes stout, plants mat-forming

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle of 2 racemose branches, occasionally 1-2 below

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain brownish
Grain

 

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