Leptochloa panicea (Retz.) Ohwi - Feather Grass
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Base of inflorescence.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Riverbanks, lake margins, sloughs, bottomland forest openings, crop fields, ditches, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to Old World and New World.
Other info. - This species is common in the southern half of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its scabrous leaf sheaths (due to the pustulate-based hairs), big inflorescences, and tiny spikelets. The inflorescences are mostly purple in strong sun and fade to a tan color as they mature. This often gives the inflorescences a distinctive bi-color look.
Photographs taken off County Road 17 near St. Charles, AR., 9-1-06.