Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1033

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon north of FL)

Look for it on roadsides and disturbed areas, sometimes 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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

full sun

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain brownish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Paspalum notatum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum notatum var. notatum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-005:
Paspalum notatum var. saurae   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Paspalum notatum var. saurae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bahia Grass