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  • n. Any member of the genus Paspalum of tall perennial grasses, the bahiagrasses or Dallis grasses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of grasses of the tribe Paniceæ, having commonly three glumes, and spikelets jointed singly upon undivided branches of the inflorescence, forming narrow one-sided spikes.

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  • n. tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States


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  • They planted new turf, seashore paspalum, which is a heartier grass for Hawaii's climate. - Local New

  • Scientists are also developing breeds of grass that require less water, such as paspalum, which can tolerate saltwater.

    Play It as It Dries

  • The course has been replanted with saline-tolerant varieties of paspalum grass that thrive on brackish water.

    Loreto Bay: The greenest place in Baja, and quite possibly in all of Mexico!

  • Vegetation is mostly mid and tall grasses such as seacoast bluestem, switchgrass, gulfdune paspalum, fringeleaf paspalum, sandbur, purple threeawn, pricklypear, and catclaw with an overstory of southern live oak and honey mesquite trees.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Little bluestem, yellow Indiangrass, brownseed paspalum, gulf muhly, and switchgrass were the dominant grassland species, with some similarities to the grasslands of Ecoregion 32.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Other native vegetation is mainly grassland composed of seacoast bluestem, sea-oats, common reed, gulfdune paspalum, and soilbind morning-glory.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Big bluestem was a likely dominant on the Blackland Prairie Mollisols, and little bluestem-brownseed paspalum prairie often occurred on the Fayette Prairie Alfisols.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Little bluestem – brownseed paspalum (S. scoparium-Paspalum plicatulum) prairie is associated with Fayette Prairie alfisols.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • Little bluestem, big bluestem, yellow Indiangrass, brownseed paspalum, and switchgrass were dominant grasses, in a mixture with hundreds of other herbaceous species across these prairies.

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • The hollow in which we lived, or perhaps the pollen from the paspalum which was always threatening to engulf us, or the suspicion that my life had taken a wrong turning, encouraged the worst attacks of asthma

    Patrick White - Autobiography


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  • "She liked the paspalum growing in the grass strips, the white clover with its rusty heart, the nettles poking out of chain-mail fences."

    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 271

    April 16, 2009