|Origin:||Native to North America|
|Use:||Annual, warm season, native grass.|
|Growth Form||tall, erect, decumbent and branching at base, or spreading and prostrate, flattened, glabrous.|
Habit: Coarse tufted annual. Culms: 15-60 cm. tall, erect, decumbent and branching at base, or spreading and prostrate, flattened, glabrous. Blades: Flat or folded, 7-30 cm. long, 3-8 mm. wide. Sheaths: Loose, much overlapping below, flattened, sparsely hairy or glabrous. Ligule: Hairy. Inflorescence: Spikes 2-10, crowded at the summit of the stem, 2-8 cm. long, whorled, or one of them inserted lower down, axis pubescent or pilose. Spikelets: 3-5 mm. long, 3-6-flowered, flattened, numerous, crowded, awnless; florets perfect or uppermost staminate, sessile and closely imbricate in 2 rows along one side of a continuous rachis, which does not extend beyond the terminal spikelet; rachilla disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes: Acute, flattened, thin, scabrous on the keel, scarious, the first 1-nerved, narrow, 2-2.5 mm. long, the second 3-7-nerved, broader, about 3 mm. long. Lemmas: 3-4 mm. long, subotuse, 3 strong nerves close together forming a keel, an additional nerve near each margin, the terminal lemma empty. Palea: Compressed, shorter than the lemma, acute, the 2 narrowly winged keels distant. Fruit: Grain dark brown to black, the loose pericarp marked with comb-like lines, free within the subrigid lemma and palea. Habitat: Waste places, fields and open ground. June-September. Remarks: A common weed.
|Goosegrass [Eleusine indica] Information #1|