Bearded Sprangletop

(Leptochloa fusca)

Bearded sprangletop

Leaves Flowers
Bearded sprangletop leaves Bearded sprangletop flowers

Growing habit: Erect or spreading tufted annual

Root/stem anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaves: Scabrous on both surfaces, often tightly rolled when dry; sheaths scabrous; membranous ligule

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence 

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