Flora of the Southeastern United States
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POACEAE

Paspalum fluitans (Elliott) Kunth. Water Paspalum, Horsetail Crown Grass. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Mucky soils in swamp forests, moist riverbanks and bars, sloughs, sometimes forming floating mats. Dist: MD, IL, and KS south to s. FL and s. TX, and south through tropical America to c. South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, G, HC, Il, K1, RAB, Tx, Va; = Paspalum repens var. fluitans – K3, K4, Wipff & Jones (1994); < Paspalum repens – Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, GW1, Meso6, Mo1, S, Tn, WH3, Silveus (1942)

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