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Goosegrass

Eleusine indica

Goosegrass

Synonyms

Crowfoot-grass, Indian goosegrass, Silver-crabgrass, Wire-grass, Yard-grass

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual
Growth Habit: Bunch type
Propagation: Seed
Ligule: Small membranous
Auricles: Absent
Vernation: Folded
Collar: Narrow, smooth
Root Type: Fibrous
Seedhead Color: Greenish

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Similar Species

  • Crabgrass species Digitaria spp.
  • Goosegrass-sedge Carex eleusinoides
  • Millet, African Finger Eleusine coracana
  • Orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Benefin, Bensulide, Dimethenamid-p, Dithiopyr, Metolachlor, Oryzalin, Oxadiazon, Pendimethalin, Prodiamine, Pronamide, Simazine
  • Post Emergence: Clethodim, Fenoxyprop-ethyl, Fluazifop, Foramsulfuron, Mesotrione, Metribuzin, Sethoxydim, Sulfentrazone

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.