UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program

Paspalum setaceum

Common Name: 
paspalum
Scientific Name: 
Paspalum setaceum Michx.
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle: 
native perennial, reproducing by seed and short rhizomes
Culms: 
upright or reclining, slender, somewhat flattened, smooth nodes
Culms of Paspalum
Culms of Paspalum
Culms of Paspalum
Leaves: 
blades densely hairy above and below, margins wavy and hairy, rolled in bud; ligule short membrane, white hairs behind; sheaths densely haired
Seedheads: 
terminal racemes, usually 1 or 2 sometimes 3, axillary racemes usually solitary, straight or slightly curved, sometimes sheath enclosed
Seedheads of Paspalum
Seedheads of Paspalum
Seedheads of Paspalum