Scientific Name - Eustachys petraea (Sw.) Desv.
[Chloris petraea Sw.]
Family - Gramineae
Annual with tufted or creeping flattened, smooth stems, rooting at nodes. Blades flat or sometimes folded, smooth. Leaf sheaths smooth, keeled (flattened and joined along midrib). Seedheads usually with two to eight or occasionally to ten spreading branches. Seeds dark to golden brown, on lower side of branch. Reproduces by seed and stolons. Occurring in poor sandy or limestone soils in turf and in most native and disturbed habitats. Found in coastal plain North Carolina into Florida, and west into Texas. Also found in Central and South America and the West Indies.