Scientific Name - Paspalum urvillei Steud.
Family - Gramineae
Perennial with densely tufted stems. Leaf sheaths usually rough hairy. Leaf blades flat, smooth except for hairs at base of blade on upper surface. Ligule membranous, tall. Seedheads with four to thirty spreading branches. Branches with paired, hairy flower in lines on the lower side. Reproduces by seed. Occurring in the ditches, fields, pastures, disturbed areas and pinelands usually where the soil is moist to wet. Found from Virginia into Florida, west into Texas and southern California. Also found throughout the warm and tropical areas of the world and Europe. Native to Southern America.