Dallisgrass

Dallisgrass

Scientific Name – Paspalum dilatatum Poir.
Family – Gramineae
Clumped perennial from short thick rhizomes. Leaf sheath at base of plant sometimes rough hairy. Leaf blade, smooth on both surfaces, with a few long hairs at leaf base and behind ligule at base of leaf blade. Ligule tall, membranous, either sharply or bluntly tipped. Spikelets arranged in four rows on three to seven alternate branches Reproduces by seed and very short rhizomes. Common throughout the southern states, north to Virginia, West to Arizona, California, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Also occurs in the West Indies, Central and South America.

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