Eleusine indica

Common Name: 
goosegrass, silver crabgrass, crowfoot, yardgrass, wiregrass
Scientific Name: 
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seed
Culms
prostrate to sometimes ascending, white center point
Culms of Goosegrass
Culms of Goosegrass
Culms of Goosegrass
Leaves
blades smooth, hairy margins, folded in bud; auricles absent; ligule membranous, minutely toothed; sheaths open, flattened, usually hair margins, usually white based
Leaves of Goosegrass
Seedheads
spike few to several, usually whorled on stem top, spikelets tightly clustered, thick, two-rowed, flattened