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Plant Form: Tufted annual grass.
Size: Up to 1 m tall.
Stem: Cylindrical, hairless, with streaks, reddish purple or green, with smooth nodes.
Leaves: Flat, up to 15 cm long, no ligule (joint structure), often reddish at base, hairless, with purplish stripes across leaf blades.
Flowers: Green to purplish with many spikelets in a neat row.
Fruit and Seeds: Elliptical 2 mm long seeds.
Habitat: Cropland, gardens, roadsides, neglected land, waterways.
Distinguishing Features: Purplish stripes along leaves. Spikelets in neater rows than Common barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli).
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