Knot Grass   
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Knot Grass
aturalized Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Knot Grass, Couch paspalum, Ginger grass, Mercer grass, seashore paspalum, salt jointgrass, turfgrass • Malayalam: Tereta-pullu
Botanical name: Paspalum distichum    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)

Knot Grass is a creeping perennial grass up to 50 cm tall, with rather slender to rather stout whitish or yellowish rhizomes, and extensive many-noded, branching, stolons often forming loose mats. Nodes are dark, usually hairless. Flowers are borne in usually 2 (rarely 3–4), erect then more or less spreading to reflexed racemes mostly 1.5-7 cm long. Spikelets are usually solitary on the stalks.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Hazuribagh Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir.
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