Indian Goosegrass - Eleusine indica
Yard-grass, Goosegrass, Wiregrass, Crowfootgrass
Warm season, annual bunchgrass. Stems flat and ascending, 30–90 cm. Leaves: blades 3–7 mm wide; sheaths with overlapping margins (dorsally keeled); ligule membranous. Inflorescence a panicle of 4 to 15 secund spikes, most of them digitately arranged, the branches 5–16 cm long. Spikelets 4–7 mm long, with 5 to 7 florets; glumes similar to lemmas. Lemmas 3–4 mm long, distinctly 3-nerved, awnless; palea well developed. Disarticulation above glumes; unit of dispersal the floret (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Introduced throughout much of the southern portion of North America. One collection from Dawson County, but reported to be sporadic throughout MT (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Disturbed areas, lawns, pastures, roadsides.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.