Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3817

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, gardens, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of digitately arranged spikes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eleusine indica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleusine indica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-53-001:
Eleusine indica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eleusine indica

 

COMMON NAME:
Goosegrass, Yard Grass


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image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elin3_001_lvd

        

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_elin3_002_lvd

        

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elin3_008_lvd

        

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm180820_3905

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm180827_4207

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaf blades to 2dm long, glabrous or sparsely pilose above, glabrous beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm180827_4210

August    Greenville County    SC

A coarse tough tufted annual, the last to disappear in well-used footpaths, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eleusine indica, Goosegrass, Yard Grass

JK Marlow    jkm180910_4673

September    Greenville County    SC

Spikelets in 2 rows on one side of spikes, lemmas and glumes awnless, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.