Scientific NamePaspalum pubiflorum
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Paspalum pubiflorum var. glabrum
Hairyseed paspalum is a perennial warm season grass that spreads by short compact rhizomes.
Leaves are 10 to 15 cm long, and 6 to 14 mm wide and hairless. Leaf sheaths are open with a few stiff hairs at the base. It has a membranous ligule (1-3mm).
Flower Seed Head
The inflorescence consist of 3 to 5 racemes. Spikelets are 2.8-3.2mm long and yellow to greenish in color.
The seed is round and pale in color, about 3mm long and 1-9mm wide. No hair present on the seed.
It can be found growing in wet to moist areas in wooded areas, and wetland habitats.
Leaf Hair on Upper Surface
hairs on basal half only
rolled in bud
Mature Leaf Width
6 to 15 mm
flat or oval