Paspalum urvillei Steud. - Vasey Grass
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Base of leaf.
Arrow shows ligule.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Base of raceme.
Rachis of raceme.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - May - October.
Habitat - Railroads, roadsides.
Origin - Native to South America.
Other info. - This tall species has only been reported from one Missouri county (St. Louis) thus far. The plant can be identified by its big ligules and villous spikelets. The open panicle with its many (2-30) branches is another good characteristic to look for.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 9-15-05.