What is Paspalum?
Paspalum is a perennial grassy, clump forming weed with a robust rhizomatous growth habit. The leaves are generally possess a characteristic purple colour at the base of the sheath, with a rolled vernation and large membranous ligule. Leaf blades can be broad and long, reaching up to 25cm in length. Paspalum has long stems up to 50cm in length which bare unique, drooping seed heads with round white seeds. Seeds can be sticky to touch and are spread easily through contact and transport. Paspalum can be propagated through seed or through rhizomes.