The common native, Egyptian paspalidium, might first be encountered as long leaves on tufts of thick stems bent at the base, leaning over swamps, ponds, and wet, disturbed sites along the peninsula and Dixie county (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms all year.
Egyptian paspalidium is a grass. stem tufted, leaning to erect, thick, bent at base, to 5 ft. long, rooting at nodes; leaf blades flat, folded or rolled, to 1/2 in. thick, to 18 in. long; sheaths long, overlapping; ligule a fringe of short hairs; inflorescence spike-like, 6-20 short branches ascending close to axis, each branch ending in short bristle; spikelets in 2 rows, each pressed into a cavity.