Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Bull Paspalum
Paspalum boscianum
Family: Poaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Moist or wet soil and also noted from disturbed areas.

Species Description:
Annual grass.

Flowering Period: July to October

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This plant is an annual with the fruiting panicle equal to or exceeded by the leaves of the plant. Seeds round in shape, glumes (bracts at the base of the fruit) non-silky/ciliate along the margins and surface glabrous (without hairs).

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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