Echinochloa crus-galli is
a 0.8-1m annual herb growing everywhere, like roadsides, grasslands,
fields, paddies, or ditch edges. Stems grow in clumps and branch at
the bases. Leaves are 30-50cm long, 1-2cm wide, in a linear shape,
and feel sandy. Leaf sheaths at the base tinge are somewhat red and
completely lack ligules. Inflorescences measure 10-25cm long and
emerge many short branches with dense 3-4mm long oval green spiculas.
Bloom time: August-October.