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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)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3-1/2 feet tall.
Leaf: Gray-green.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore inconspicuous.


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

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


Record Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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