Scientific Name - Echinochloa colonum (L.) Link
Family - Gramineae
Summer annual with erect or ascending smooth stems. Leaf blades smooth, no membrane or hairs at the base of blade. Leaf sheaths smooth. Seedhead with appressed to spreading branches. Branches usually less than 1 inch (<2 cm) long. Seeds small, in four rows, covered with stiff short hairs. Reproduces by seed. Found in ditches and moist disturbed areas. Found in ditches and moist disturbed areas. Found from New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Oklahoma south to Florida and west to Texas, California and Oregon. Cosmopolitan in warm climate.