Brownseed paspalum

Paspalum plicatulum



This grass has purplish, compressed culms and sheaths. It resembles dallisgrass, but the blades are much narrower, the racemes shorter, and the fruit is not covered with silky hairs. The spikelets are gray-green, having a shiny dark brown or gold ring when ripe. Can be a co-dominant grass with little bluestem.

Brownseed paspalum is a perennial, warm-season, native - 18 to 36 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.


Grows in savannahs in moist sandy, sandy loam or clay soil.