OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Paspalum bifidum   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum bifidum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-74-010:
Paspalum bifidum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Paspalum bifidum

 

COMMON NAME:
Pitchfork Paspalum, Pitchfork Crowngrass


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image of Paspalum bifidum, Pitchfork Paspalum, Pitchfork Crowngrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pabi3_001_lvd

        

image of Paspalum bifidum, Pitchfork Paspalum, Pitchfork Crowngrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_852

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Racemes usually 3, ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Paspalum bifidum, Pitchfork Paspalum, Pitchfork Crowngrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_852b

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Rachis slender, subflexuous [almost sinuous, somewhat zigzagged], per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Paspalum bifidum, Pitchfork Paspalum, Pitchfork Crowngrass

JK Marlow    jkm161001_853

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaf surfaces "two-toned".

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum bifidum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-74-010:
Paspalum bifidum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Paspalum bifidum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4050

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Mesic to wet longleaf pine savannas and mesic swales in longleaf pine sandhills, inland sand savannas, other sandy woodlands and fields, per Weakley's Flora

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes thick

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle of usually 3 ascending racemose branches

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Grain

 

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