Field Paspalum

Scientific Name - Paspalum laeve Michx.
Family - Gramineae

Tufted perennial from short, scaly rhizomes. Stems erect. Leaf sheaths and blades hairy to smooth. Ligule membranous. Seedhead with one to five ascending branches. Flowers and seeds on undersides of narrowly winged branches. Flowers smooth, elliptic to round, single. Reproduces by seed and divisions of tufts. Found in moist to wet turf, roadsides, low fields and pinewoods, around ponds. Occurs from Massachusetts south into Florida and west to Kansas and Texas.