Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4097

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in brackish marshes, rarely inland in disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer
Inflorescence a panicle of usually 2 racemose branches

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum vaginatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-004:
Paspalum vaginatum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Knotgrass, Seashore Crown Grass


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image of Paspalum vaginatum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_vaginatum_4524

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Racemes paired or approximate; at first erect, later spreading or reflexed, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Paspalum vaginatum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_vaginatum_4536

September    Miami-Dade County    FL