Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R. Br.

Natural range: Old World Tropics

Habitat: Often in open, sandy, disturbed areas

Florida status: Introduced, widespread weed, tolerant of salty places

Recognition: This species looks very different from all of the other Eragrostis species in our area. The inflorescence is a slender fuzzy wand resembling a pencil in shape and size.