Common name: Goosegrass

Scientific name: Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn

Life Cycle: Annual

Origin: Eurasia

Poisonous: No

Goosegrass is a warm-season grass that germinates and emerges in spring and grows throughout the summer until the first killing frost. Goosegrass usually produces a prostrate rosette-like growth that is formed from flattened stems almost parallel to the ground. The stems are white to silver in color, which is why this plant is sometimes known as silver crabgrass. Goosegrass produces a fibrous root system and does not root at the nodes. This lack of rooting at the nodes is an easy method to distinguish it from crabgrass. Goosegrass tolerates lo

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