Paspalum notatum Flüggé

Bahia Grass

Natural range: Mesoamerica, Caribbean, South America

Habitat: Lawn and roadside grass, escaped into disturbed areas

Florida status: Introduced, abundant as turf grass

Recognition: Rhizomatous. Plants may be highly pubescent. Inflorescence Y-shaped. Rachis broad (around 1.2 mm wide). Spikelets solitary, 2.5-3.5 mm long, ovate, glabrous. Veins 5 & 5.

Overall shape variable, depending on conditions and cultivar. Popular cultivars are 'Pensacola' (larger, coarser, roadsides), and 'Argentine' (lawns).