Story: Pastures

Paspalum

Paspalum

Paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum) is widely recognised as a weed grass. It has large, fibrous roots and prostrate leaves that avoid grazing animals or mowers, and so is difficult to eradicate once established in a pasture or lawn. It grows rapidly during summer and autumn, and has a large seed head.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Subtropical grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16360/paspalum (accessed 17 February 2020)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008