Red Sprangletop

Red Sprangletop

Leptochloa filiformis


Leptohloa chinensis, Leptochloa mucronata, Sprangletop

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit:
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin:
Leaf Hairs: Fine pubescences on the ligule
Leaf Structure: Flat to loosely rolled with a red leaf sheath midvein
Leaf Arrangement:
Root Type:
Flower Color: Inconspicuous reddish spike-like flowers


Similar Species

  • Sprangletop, Amazon Leptochloa panicoides
  • Sprangletop, Green Leptochloa dubia

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: Selective control option not available

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