Paspalum

Common Name

Paspalum

Scientific Name

Paspalum dilatatum

Family

Poaceae

Lifecycle

"Perennial. Summer growing. Dormant in winter. Flowers October - April. Seeds germinate in moist warm months and seedling growth is slow, often taking 2-3 years to reach their first flowering."

Seasons of Growth

All year round

Key Distinguishing Feature

Branched seed-heads are borne at the tips of the upright flowering stems.

A long-lived tufted grass growing up to 1.5 m tall. Its leaf blades are slightly folded at the base and are usually hairless. Its seed-heads are borne at the tips of the upright flowering stems these seed-heads have 2-11 branches (2.5-11 cm long) that are alternatively arranged along a main stalk each seed-head branch bears numerous small flower spikelets that are covered with hairs.

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