Paspalum boscianum

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Common name: bull crowngrass [1], bull paspalum [2]

Paspalum boscianum
Paspalum boscianum AFP.jpg
Photo by Guy Anglin hosted at the Atlas of Florida Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Paspalum
Species: P. boscianum
Binomial name
Paspalum boscianum
Fluegge
PASP BOSC DIST.JPG
Natural range of Paspalum boscianum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none

Varieties: none

Description

P. boscianum is an annual graminoid of the Poaceae family native to North America and Puerto Rico. [1]

Distribution

P. boscianum is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from Texas to Pennsylvania. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

P. boscianum proliferates in marshes, cypress domes, low fields, and ditches. [2] Specimens have been collected from drying loamy sands of secondary woods, burned pine-oak woodland, pond in pine barrens, dried pond bottom, stream bank, ditch bordering savanna, swale in slashpine, coastal hammock pond, shore of farm pond, swampy woods, and cypress pond. [3]

Conservation and Management

P. boscianum is listed as a species of special concern by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PABO3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, A.H. Curtiss, R.K. Godfrey, R.A. Pursell, R.Kral, S. Mcdaniel, Andre Clewell, R.A. Norris, R. Komarek, Richard R. Clinebell II. States and counties: Florida (Leon, Baker, Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Palm Beach, Franklin, Gulf, Gadsden, Jackson, Santa Rosa, Hernando, Escambia, Madison, Duval, Wakulla) Georgia (Thomas, Seminole)