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Plant Form Annual grass.
Size Up to 60 cm tall.
Stem Dense clusters of long, slender stems, with slightly hairy segments rooting at hollow lower nodes.
Leaves Blades are elongated lance-shaped, flat and slightly hairy, up to 7 cm long.
Flowers Oblong or elongated oval-shaped spike 5-7 cm long on a short stalk, with slightly hairy spikelets.
Fruit and Seeds Spikelets oval-shaped to slightly lance-shaped, about 2.5 mm long.
Habitat Grasslands, disturbed areas, waste land, pastures.
Distinguishing Features Differs from grasses in the closely related Urochloa genus as it has spikelets on one side rather than two opposite sides.