General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Plant Height: To 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet or more, forming dense thick clumps
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Suitable for forage
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ

Common names
  • Dallisgrass
  • Paspalum
  • Dallis Grass

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Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-08-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-08-18
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Aug 18, 2014 5:45 PM concerning plant:
    Paspalum dilatatum is native to Argentina and Brazil but has been introduced to many other areas of the world. Dallisgrass has naturalized here in Florida as well as other areas of the United States; it is considered a noxious weed and considered invasive in some areas. Dallisgrass is a coarse, rough bladed grass that forms dense, thick clumps and spreads by underground rhizomes. This grass prefers marshes or damp, disturbed areas and is frequently found growing in golf courses, lawns and pastures.

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