Taxon  Report   6084 
Paspalum distichum  L.
knot grass,  knotgrass

Paspalum distichum
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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.

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Paspalum distichum
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Paspalum
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.]
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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
 Information about  Paspalum distichum  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 04, 2015).

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