Thin Paspalum (Bull Paspalum)
Scientific Name - Paspalum setaceum Michx.
Family - Gramineae
Perennial with stem leaning out from center forming a large flat clump. Leaf sheaths hairy. Leaf blades flat, hairy to almost smooth, always at least a fringe of stiff hairs along margins. Seedhead branches one to six on slender stalks, spreading. Seeds in pairs on lower side of branch. Reproduces by seed and fragmentation of larger clumps. Common in sandy soils. Throughout the coastal plain from Long Island to Florida, west to New Mexico and Colorado, north throughout Nebraska and Ohio to Tennessee. Also found in the West Indies, Panama and Mexico.