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Paspalum vaginatum Swartz. Sand Knotgrass, Seashore Crown Grass. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Brackish marshes, rarely inland in disturbed places. Dist: NC south to s. FL, west to s. TX, southward through the New World tropics; Old World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, HC, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Tx, WH3, Silveus (1942); < Paspalum distichum L. – Bah, GW1, Mex, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷

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