Taxon  Report   6084    
Paspalum distichum  L.
Knot grass,  Knotgrass
Paspalum distichum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Paspalum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

Communities: Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Paspalum distichum var. indutum
JEF: Paspalum paspalodes
PLANTS: Digitaria paspaloides
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More information about  Paspalum distichum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2019).