Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth

Natural range: Warm climates worldwide

Habitat: Wet marshy areas

Florida status: Native

Recognition: Short (< 1 m) or tall (2 m) grass of wet sites, the main panicle branches long and thin. Ligules very long, to 8 mm, lacerate. Spikelets laterally compressed. Lemmas notched or lobed, short-awned. Differs from L. panicea by being usually awned. Spikelets 5-12 mm long (vs. 2-4 mm in L. panicea.)