Paspalum urvillei Steud.

Vasey Grass

Paspalum urvillei plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Paspalum urvillei leaf baseBase of leaf.

Paspalum urvillei liguleArrow shows ligule.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Paspalum urvillei raceme baseBase of raceme.

Paspalum urvillei rachisRachis of raceme.

Flowers - No info yet.

Paspalum urvillei flowersFlowers.

Paspalum urvillei fruitsMature fruits.

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Railroads, roadsides.

Origin - Native to South America.

Other info. - This tall species has only been reported from one Missouri county (St. Louis) thus far. The plant can be identified by its big ligules and villous spikelets. The open panicle with its many (2-30) branches is another good characteristic to look for.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 9-15-05.