Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 24.1788 Annual, 20-60 cm tall; culms slender, decumbent at base, sparsely pubescent. Sheaths except the uppermost much shorter than the internodes, papillose-hispid, prominently ciliate; blades ovate-lanceolate, inequilateral at base, 4-7 cm long, 8-15 mm wide, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, prominently hispid-ciliate. Panicles terminal, 5-20 cm long, the branchlets many, slender; spikelets 1-1.5 mm long on slender pedicels mostly 4-12 mm long, nearly glabrous; first glume one-third to one-half as long as spikelet; second glume and sterile lemma slightly shorter than mature fruit. Fruits white, shiny. Croat 10259. An infrequent weedy grass found in clearings and open areas. Flowers throughout the year.