Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

  • Authority

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

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  • Scientific Name

    Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms 3–6 dm, branched from the base, spreading or ascending; sheaths papillose-ciliate distally; blades usually smooth; spikes usually 3–8, 4–10 cm × 5 mm, spreading or ascending; spikelets crowded, 3–6-fld; second glume 2–3 mm; lemmas 2.5–4 mm; 2n=18, 36. A common weed in lawns, gardens, and waste places; native of the Old World, now pantropical, extending n. to Mass., S.D., and Utah.

  • Common Names