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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

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

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

        

image of Eleusine indica

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

        

image of Eleusine indica

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

        

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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

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

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.