(Eleusine indica)


Leaves Sheath Flowers
goosegrass leaves goosegrassh sheath goosegrass flower

Growing habits: Tufted, warm-season annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves usually glabrous but may be pubescent, sheaths compressed, margin and mouth pubescent, ligule a fringed uneven membrane, stems white near base

Reproduction: Fingerlike spike inflorescences, between 1 to 13, often 1 spike below terminal clusters

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice