Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4391

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (?) (additional herbarium work needed to fully determine range and abundance of varieties)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], with short rhizomes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle of 1-6 racemose branches, terminating in a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Paspalum laeve var. circulare   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paspalum laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-74-013?:
Paspalum laeve   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Paspalum circulare

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Paspalum circulare

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Crowngrass, Field Paspalum


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image of Paspalum laeve var. circulare, Field Crowngrass, Field Paspalum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paci8_001_lvd

        

image of Paspalum laeve var. circulare, Field Crowngrass, Field Paspalum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paci8_002_lvd