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Paspalum praecox Walter. Early Crown Grass. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Pine savannas, seepages. Dist: Mainly Coastal Plain, se. VA south to s. FL, west to TX, but inland as a disjunct.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = HC, S, Silveus (1942); = Paspalum praecox Walter var. praecox – C, F, G, RAB; > Paspalum amplum Nash – S13; > Paspalum curtisianum Steud. – S13; > Paspalum glaberrimum Nash – S13; > Paspalum kearneyi Nash – S13; < Paspalum praecox Walter – Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Tx, Va, WH3; > Paspalum praecox Walter – S13; > Paspalum tardum Nash – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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