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Eleusine indica

Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) is a summer annual found throughout Florida’s gardens, lawns, roadsides, and open fields. Goosegrass is found through most of the tropics and ranges into northeastern Canada.

Goosegrass is a tufted, or grouped, grass with upright growth. Plants form low-growing matted, grass-like clumps that fan out from a central point. Goosegrass grows well in compact, wet soils and competes successfully with warm- and cool-season turf grasses. It’s vigorous growth and abundant seed production make it an aggressively intrusive weed.

Photos of Eleusine indica