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Echinochloa colona

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona) is a non-native landscape weed indigenous to tropical and sub-tropical Asia. This species is ranked as one of the top environmental weeds in the United States due to its highly competitive growth outcompeting native plants.

  • Scientific Name: Echinochloa colona
  • Common Name: Jungle rice
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet to dry
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic
  • Plant Growth: Clumping annual
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