Botanical name: Paspalidium geminatum Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Panicum geminatum, Panicum brizoides, Panicum fluians
Egyptian Panicgrass is a perennial grass, distinguished from Yellow Watercrown Grass, by the flower-spikes being usually less than their own length apart and spikelets plano-convex. It might first be encountered as long leaves on tufts of thick stems bent at the base, leaning over swamps, ponds, and wet, disturbed sites. Stems are tufted, leaning to erect, thick, bent at base, to 5 ft. long, rooting at nodes. Leaves are flat, folded or rolled, up to 1.2 cm wide, up to 1.5 ft long. Sheaths are long, overlapping; ligule a fringe of short hairs. Inflorescence is spike-like, 6-20 short branches ascending close to axis, each branch ending in short bristle; spikelets in 2 rows, each pressed into a cavity. Flowering: all year.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Egyptian Panicgrass is ...