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Paspalum monostachyum

Paspalum monostachyum Vasey

Gulfdune Paspalum

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: pamo4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: FL , LA , MS , TX
Native Habitat: Dunes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Saline tolerant

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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