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Urochloa platyphylla (Munro ex Wright) R. Webster. Broadleaf Signal-grass. Phen: Apr-Nov. Hab: Edges of agricultural fields, other disturbed wet or seasonally moist areas. Dist: Apparently native of South America. E. NC south to FL, west to TX, north in the interior to AR, OK, and se. MO; also in MD and DE (Longbottom, Naczi, & Knapp 2016; Terrell & Reveal 1996).

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, Tn, Va, WH3, Crins (1991), Webster (1988); = Brachiaria platyphylla (Munro ex Wright) Nash – GW1, HC, RAB, S13, Tx; = n/a – C, Tat; ? Brachiaria extensa Chase – F, S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC

Heliophily: 8

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