Paspalum dilatatum

Common Name: 
dallis grass
Scientific Name: 
Paspalum dilatatum Poir.
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and short rhizomes
stout, smooth, clump-forming
Culms of Dallisgrass
blades flat, smooth, hairless except for long silky hairs at base behind ligule, margins smooth to rough, transparent; rolled in bud; auricles absent; ligule membranous, tall, rounded or sharp; sheaths flattened or compressed, smooth, split and overlappin
Leaves of Dallisgrass
terminal stalks, 3 to 7 spike-like branches, branches alternately arranged and often drooping, spikelets in 4 rows on one-side of branch, spikelets egg-shaped and covered with silky black hairs
Seedheads of Dallisgrass
Seedheads of Dallisgrass