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 (?) (additional herbarium work needed to fully determine range and abundance of varieties)

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 [growing in dense tufts, clumping], 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 (10/20/20):
Paspalum laeve var. laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pala10_001_lvd

        

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

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pala10_003_lvd

        

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

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pala10_008_lvd

        

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.