Flowering stems. Photo: John Hilty, Illinois, USA

Seeds on stem. Photo: JC Schou, Sweden

Plant. Photo: JC Schou, Sweden

Line drawing from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 1: 169

Common Name

Rice Cut Grass, Ricegrass




Introduced perennial grass to 1.5m tall or sprawling. Leaves with a rough sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat, 3-30cm long, 3-15mm wide, rough to spiny. Spikelets 4-8mm long. Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with 0 bristles.

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