UMass Extension Weed Herbarium

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