Paspalum is a very common weed of gardens, lawns, footpaths, parks, roadsides, disturbed sites, waste areas, closed forests, open woodlands, crops and pastures in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions.
A long-lived (i.e. perennial) grass usually growing up to 1 m tall, but occasionally reaching up to 1.5 m in height. It forms large clumps via short creeping underground stems (i.e. rhizomes).