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Vasey grass

Gramineae, Poaceae Paspalum urvillei Steud.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a warm season bunchgrass quite similar to Dallisgrass and introduced from South America before 1880. It is now common in the humid southeast, especially the Gulf Coast. It thrives both on wet sites and on well-drained soils. The erect stems may reach to 6 feet, with leaf blades up to 15 inches long and half an inch wide. Vasey grass is seldom planted but where growing is utilized for pasture and hay. It is easily overpastured. As hay, palatability is good and yields heavy with up to 4 cuttings per year possible.


Last update June 27, 1996 bha