dallisgrass

COMMON NAME: Dallisgrass
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Paspalum dilatatum
FAMILY: Poaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Growth habit: Clumping, prostrate growth habit spreading by short tillers. Without seedheads,
plant rarely exceeds a 6 to 10 inch height. Plant can tolerate mowing heights of 0.5 inches.; Stem:
Inflorescence stems glabrous, rounded.; Leaf: Leaf and plant has a general mealy green color.
Collar: Large membranous ligule up to 0.5 to 0.8 inch in length. Tuft of hairs present around the
collar.; Inflorescence: Panicle with 3 to 5 branching racemes alternating 1 to 3 inches apart at the
apex of the stem. Inflorescence is to three feet in height.
DESCRIPTION: Clumping perennial grass, producing short rhizomes/tillers that facilitate spread. Clumps of other
plants can coalesce to form a dense stand. Flag-like projections of seedhead is the most distinguishing
characteristic.

Broad View Large clump of dallisgrass

Broad View
Large clump of dallisgrass

Broad View Coalescing clumps of dallisgrass

Broad View
Coalescing clumps of dallisgrass

Flower / Seed Head Dallisgrass seedhead

Flower / Seed Head
Dallisgrass seedhead

Flower / Seed Head Raceme with large anthers

Flower / Seed Head
Raceme with large anthers

Leaf Leaf characteristics

Leaf
Leaf characteristics