Leptochloa fascicularis (Lam.) A.Gray

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Leptochloa fascicularis (Lam.) A.Gray

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted, densely branched from the base, 1-10 dm, procumbent to erect; sheaths smooth or nearly so; blades scabrous, 1-3 mm wide; ligule 2.5-6 mm; panicle subcylindric, 1.5-3 dm × 2-5 cm, with numerous ascending branches; spikelets 5-10 mm, 6-12-fld; first glume narrowly triangular or lanceolate, the second lanceolate or oblong; lemmas 3-5 mm, usually acuminate, short-awned between the 2 minute teeth, pubescent at base and often on the lower part of the veins, the lateral veins often shortly excurrent; grain 1.5-2 mm. Widespread in the warmer parts of N. and S. Amer., especially in brackish or alkaline sites. Three well marked vars. with us, sometimes treated as distinct spp.