Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3941

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in fields, ditches, disturbed wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a narrow panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain whitish
Grain

 

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 (5/21/15):
Echinochloa colonum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinochloa colona   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-73-001:
Echinochloa colonum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Echinochloa colonum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Echinochloa colona

 

COMMON NAME:
Jungle-rice


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image of Echinochloa colonum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ecco2_001_lvd

        

image of Echinochloa colonum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ecco2_003_lvd

        

image of Echinochloa colonum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ecco2_004_lvd

        

image of Echinochloa colonum

Keith Bradley    kab_e_colonum_3949

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Panicle 5-15cm long; racemes 1-2cm long, appressed or ascending, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.