|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Paspalum notatum|
|FEATURES:||Growth habit: Rhizomatous mat forming perennial. Forms densely packed purple rhizomes.
Old leaf sheaths often present on rhizomes.; Stem: Erect and glabrous ; Leaf: Leaf width
can vary with cultivar and environmental characteristics. Normally a thin leaf from 10 to
25cm long depending on mowing height. Leaf can have a few hairs along the leaf edge close
to the collar, but mostly glabrous otherwise; Collar: Very short membranous ligule with a short
fringe of hairs. White band present at the collar. ; Inflorescence: V-shaped seedhead with racemes
similar to other Paspalum species.
|DESCRIPTION:||Rhizomatous perennial grass commonly used in low maintenance turfgrass areas and pastures due
to drought tolerance. Common cultivars include: ‘Pensacola’, ‘Argentine’, ‘Paraguayan’, and
‘Tifton-9’, as well as ‘common’ bahiagrass.