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San Antonio River Authority
Paspalum distichum L.
USDA Symbol: padi6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Knotgrass is a member of the grass family (family Poaceae). Grasses are herbs, rarely woody, with cylindrical, jointed flowering stems (culms), hollow between the joints, leaves often mostly basal and tiny flowers aggregated into highly modified clusters.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , HI , ID , KS , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NV , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N), VI(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1046
Collected Jun 5, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
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Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff