Urochloa adspersa (Trin.) R. D. Webster

Dominican Signalgrass

Synonyms: Brachiaria adspersa (Trin.) Parodi

                 Panicum adspersum Trin.

Natural range: Caribbean, including Florida. Adventive elsewhere

Habitat: Moist disturbed sites. Hitchcock notes frequent occurrence on coral limestone.

Florida status: Native

Recognition: May stand a meter tall, and may root at lower nodes. Spikelets 2.9-3.8 mm, paired, acuminate (narrow abruptly to a characteristic pointy tip). Lower glume multi-veined (vs. U. mutica). Leaf blades to 2 cm wide, with auriculate bases. Nodes glabrous (vs. U. mutica and U. ramosa)