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Paspalum distichum
Synonyms: P. paspalodes

Common Name(s): Knotgrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 64 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -13° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: All soil textures
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Clear to cloudy
Grown in southern and western US. Warm season, sod forming grass. Adapted to marshy areas and heavy grazing.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Rust
Animal Food - fodder, Weed - possible seed contam., Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Environ. - erosion control, Poison - mammals, Harmful Org. Host - crop pests
Subtropical-humid, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Tropics, Subtropics
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