Bahiagrass

Bahiagrass

Poaceae Paspalum notatum

Non-native

Like Dallisgrass, this too was introduced in the US as a grazing grass for cattle. Often planted along roads and right of ways as well to prevent erosion. However, it does have a tendency to out-compete all native plants. Can be found in clear cuts, openings, and margins along forest and streams. If controlled in the early years of a pine plantation it can be replanted to form a silvipasture with some success as it is more shade tolerant than Dallis. Like Dallisgrass it makes poor quail habitat and forage for deer. It is also a mat forming grass, restricting mobility of quail under the grass.