Lonard, R.I.; Judd, F.W., and Stalter, R., 2015. Biological flora of coastal dunes and wetlands: Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
Paspalum vaginatum Sw. is a warm temperate, subtropical, pantropical, stoloniferous, and rhizomatous grass that is an important species in brackish marshes, salt marshes, and occasionally on the margins of mangrove swamps. Also known as seashore paspalum, it tolerates salinity regimes ranging from freshwater to hypersalinity conditions of 50 ppt. Paspalum vaginatum is important in shoreline stabilization and enhances habitat restoration efforts. Numerous cultivars have been selected as turfgrasses for use in saline sites because this species can be irrigated with full-strength seawater.