Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4098

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in NC)

Look for it in mucky soils in swamp forests, moist riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Fall
Inflorescence a panicle of 7-70 racemose branches

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum fluitans   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-001:
Paspalum fluitans   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Paspalum, Horsetail Crown Grass


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Keith Bradley    kab_paspalum_repens_78285

June    Collier County    FL

Mistletoe Swamp

Panicle branches extend beyond outermost spikelets & disarticulate at maturity, per Weakley's Flora.