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Scientific Name Echinochloa crus-galli L.
Other Names watergrass, panic grass, summergrass, billion dollargrass
Life Cycle summer annual
General Description A grass with clump-forming stems and no ligule.
Seedlings First leaf is linear and parallel to the ground.
True Leaves and Stem Leaves are rolled in the bud and lack auricles and a ligule. No hairs anywhere, but a prominent mid-vein is present. Sheaths are open and smooth.
Roots Fibrous roots
Flower and Fruit Flowers are a greenish-purple panicle. Seed is shiny and oval, about 3-4 mm long with small ridges.