Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

Goose Grass

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STATS

Introduced
CC = *
CW = 3
MOC = 65

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Family - Poaceae/Eragrostideae

Stems - No info. yet.

Eleusine_indica_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Eleusine_indica_leaf_base.jpg Base of leaf.

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Eleusine_indica_ligule.jpg Ligule.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

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Flowers - No info. yet.

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Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, lawns, cracks in concrete and pavement, roadsides, railroads, waste places.

Origin - Native to Africa (?).

Other info. - This weedy species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. The plant is easy to identify because of its weedy appearance and multiple, palmately arranged flower spikes.
E. indica can be found in tropical and warm regions nearly worldwide. There are only about 9 species in this genus.

Photographs taken in Van Buren, MO., 7-19-03.