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Grass Family (Poaceae). Brownseed paspalum is a warm season, rhizomatous perennial, native to the U.S. The height ranges from 2 to 4 feet. The leaf blade is slightly folded; stiff; bluish green; 8 to 20 inches long; smooth and hairy near base. The leaf sheath is compressed; smooth; papery and slightly purple at base. The ligule has brown membrane 1/8 inch long. The stem is compressed and often purplish at base. The seedhead has 3 to 7 racemes with each 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. Mature seeds are dark brown and spikelets are extremely cross-wrinkled on the flat side.

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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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