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Urochloa platyphylla

Urochloa platyphylla (Munro ex C. Wright) R.D. Webster

Broadleaf Signalgrass, Broad-leaf Liverseed Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Brachiaria extensa, Brachiaria platyphylla, Paspalum platyphyllum

USDA Symbol: URPL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown


USA: AL , AR , AZ , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

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.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0292 Collected Sept. 7, 1992 in Kendall County by Kristina Coates

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-04-11
Research By: CBR

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