junglerice

COMMON NAME: Junglerice
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Echinochloa colona
FAMILY: Poaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Growth habit: prostrate to upright growth habit depending on management conditions; Stem:
rounded and glabrous with plant bending at the nodes; Leaf: glabrous 4 to 10 inches long with a
white mid-rib; Collar: ligule absent, white glabrous collar region; Inflorescence: panicles with 4 to
10 alternating racemes dispersed upward on the inflorescence, racemes are awnless.
DESCRIPTION: Plant glabrous throughout and lack of ligule are identifying characteristics. Distinguished from
barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) by awns on racemes- not present on junglerice, whereas
present on barnyardgrass.

Broad View Turfgrass infestation

Broad View
Turfgrass infestation

Broad View Infestation in a gravel lot.

Broad View
Infestation in a gravel lot.

Flower / Seed Head Inflorescence.

Flower / Seed Head
Inflorescence.

Leaf Leaf, sheath, and collar.

Leaf
Leaf, sheath, and collar.