Paspalum praecox Walter

Natural range: Mostly in the Southeastern U.S.

Habitat: Wet habitats

Florida status: Native

Recognition: May exceed 1 m tall. Foliage can be hairy, especially adaxially. Leaves conduplicate (folded). Spikelets mostly paired, 2.2-3.1 mm long. Veins 3 + 3 (vs. 3 + 5-veined in P. laeve). Racemes 4-6 (vs. 3-4 in P. laeve).

Paspalum floridanum is similar but its leaves are flat (not conduplicate), the spikelets are larger (ca. 3-4 mm), and there are 5 veins in the glume.