Paspalum

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Paspalum species

Paspalum

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Paspalum Paspalum

 

    There are many Paspalum species worldwide, about 16 in Florida wetlands. They are medium to large sized. Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum) is an introduced forage which is commonly used for lawns and pastures, but also occurs in wetlands. Paspalum species are eaten by ducks, swans and other water birds.

    Paspalum species are grasses. stems flattened at base; leaf blades flat to folded; inflorescence of 1 to many spike-like branches, branches alternate or sometimes paired and forked at end of stem; spikelets in 2 to 4 rows along lower side of inflorescence branches.

    View the herbarium specimen image of the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

    Paspalum longearistatum
    Paspalum notatum
    Paspalum setaceum
    Paspalum urvillei
    Panic grasses
    Panic grasses
    Panic grasses
    Panic grasses