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Paspalum laeve

Paspalum laeve Michx.

Field Crown Grass, Field Paspalum

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Paspalum circulare, Paspalum laeve var. circulare, Paspalum laeve var. pilosum, Paspalum longipilum, Paspalum plenipilum

USDA Symbol: PALA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Edges of forests and in disturbed areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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