Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1034

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

full sun

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Inflorescence composed of racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 urvillei   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-007:
Paspalum urvillei   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum urvillei

 

COMMON NAME:
Vasey Grass