Taxon  Report   6084 
Paspalum distichum  L.
Knot grass,  Knotgrass
Paspalum distichum
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
CalPhotos: click on a
photo to see it bigger
Paspalum distichum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Paspalum distichum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Paspalum distichum
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Paspalum
Communities:
Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Paspalum distichum

Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Digitaria paspaloides
PLANTS: Paspalum paspaloides
TJM2 + PLANTS: Paspalum distichum var. indutum
TJM2: Paspalum paspalodes
More information about  Paspalum distichum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (PADI6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 30, 2016).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.