paragrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: URMU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Urochloa mutica (Forsk.) T.Q. Nguyen

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): para grass, buffalo grass, California grass, Mauritius grass, puakatau
Native Range: prob. tropics (GRIN)

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Archbold Biological Station
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998