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Paspalum setaceum (Thin paspalum)
Strickland, Sam C.

Paspalum setaceum

Paspalum setaceum Michx.

Thin Paspalum

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Paspalum bushii, Paspalum ciliatifolium, Paspalum ciliatifolium var. muehlenbergii, Paspalum ciliatifolium var. stramineum, Paspalum debile, Paspalum longepedunculatum, Paspalum muehlenbergii, Paspalum propinquum, Paspalum psammophilum, Paspalum pubescens, Paspalum rigidifolium, Paspalum separatum, Paspalum setaceum var. calvescens, Paspalum setaceum var. ciliatifolium, Paspalum setaceum var. longepedunculatum, Paspalum setaceum var. muehlenbergii, Paspalum setaceum var. psammophilum, Paspalum setaceum var. rigidifolium, Paspalum setaceum var. stramineum, Paspalum setaceum var. supinum, Paspalum setaceum var. villosissimum, Paspalum stramineum, Paspalum supinum

USDA Symbol: pase5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Gray-green.
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Open woods, open ground, in old fields, in ditches, and along wood borders, usually in sandy soil.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC UPL FACU FACU FAC FACU FACU FACU UPL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Paspalum setaceum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Paspalum setaceum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Paspalum setaceum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: JAM

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