Jungle Rice

(Echinochloa colona)

Jungle Rice

Leaves Ligule Flower
jungle rice leaf jungle rice ligule jungle rice flower

Growing habits: Decumbent to erect tufted summer annual with several to many stems from base

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves glabrous or sparsely pubescent on upper surface, sheaths glabrous, ligule absent, sometimes have purple bands

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence, spikelets subsessile

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