Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Node of stem.
Base of plant.
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Hairs of inflorescence with pustular bases.
Flowering - July - November.
Habitat - Bottoms, moist prairies, pond margins, streambanks, sandy disturbed sites, pastures, cultivated areas, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. There are 5 species of Echinochloa in Missouri and they can be difficult to distinguish. A lens or dissecting scope is necessary to see the fine details necessary to identify individual species.
Photographs taken in Springfield, MO., 7-18-03.