Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4101

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in forest edges and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose, with short rhizomes

FLOWER:
Summer
Inflorescence a panicle of 1-6 racemose branches, terminating in a spike

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Paspalum laeve var. laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-74-013:
Paspalum laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum laeve

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum longipilum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Paspalum laeve

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Paspalum longipilum

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Crowngrass, Field Paspalum


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image of Paspalum laeve var. laeve, Field Crowngrass, Field Paspalum

Keith Bradley    kab_paspalum_laeve_7559

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Spikelets orbicular, 2.5-3mm broad, in two rows, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.