Paspalum urvillei Steud.

Vasey Grass


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Family - Poaceae/Paniceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Paspalum_urvillei_leaf_base.jpg Base of leaf.

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Paspalum_urvillei_ligule.jpg Arrow shows ligule.

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Paspalum_urvillei_raceme_base.jpg Base of raceme.

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Paspalum_urvillei_rachis.jpg Rachis of raceme.

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Paspalum_urvillei_flowers.jpg Flowers.

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Paspalum_urvillei_fruits.jpg Mature fruits.

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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.