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Broadleaf panicum, Urochloa adspersa

Family: Poaceae (Grass)

Group: Monocot

Life span: Annual or short-lived perennial

Origin: Tropical America

Growth form: Graminoid

Stems are decumbent, branching, up to 3 feet long, and root at the joints. Leaf blades are smooth, flat, and up to 3/4 inches wide and 11 inches long.  Seedhead branches, alternate on the central stalk. Seeds are underneath the branch, smooth, and 3/16 to 1/4 inch long. Propagation is by seed. Extremely similar in appearance to alexandergrass (Urochloa plantaginea), but generally has a more prostrate growth habit.