Thin paspalum

Paspalum setaceum var. setaceum



Spreading stems grow from a small base. The sheaths are usually smooth but the lower ones can be hairy. Leaves are 5 to 15 inches long and 1/8 to 1/2 inch wide with many hairs along the margin. The inflorescence usually has two racemes. The seeds grow in pairs and are flat and round with slightly pointed tips. Seeds are covered with sparse, short hairs.

Thin paspalum is a perennial, warm-season, native - 15 to 40 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.


Grows on a variety of soils.