Sporobolus virginicus (Seashore Dropseed)

Sporobolus virginicus (Seashore Dropseed)

Sporobolus virginicus (Seashore Dropseed) Aka Matojo de Playa, Matojo de Burro, Marine couch, Sand couch, Salt couch grass, Saltwater couch, Coastal rat-tail grass, and Nioaka,  is a species of grass with a wide distribution across the world. It grows in the Caribbean, U.S (from Texas to the Carolinas), Australia, New Zealand, in many islands of the Pacific,…

Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)

Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass) Aka Feathergrass, Feathertop Fountain Grass, Foxtail Grass, Pennisetum Foxtail, Pennisetum Foxtrot, or Fountain Grass, is native to Africa and Asia. It has naturalised in all pantropical areas of the world. It has light green foliage, and grows 1.5 feet-4 feet. It flowers early summer. It is used ornamentally in P.R., in several commercial building…

Cenchrus echinatus (Southern Sandbur)

Cenchrus echinatus (Southern Sandbur) Aka Abrojo; Cabeza de negro; Cachorro, Sandspur, Spiny Burr Grass, Mat sandbur, Innocent weed, Longspine sandbur, Mossman River grass, Gentle Annie, Hedgehog grass, or Burglars, is a true grass from the Poaceae family,  native to Central America and tropical North America (i.e. Mexico and southern USA), though it is now widespread throughout the…

Chloris barbata (Purpletop chloris)

Chloris barbata (Purpletop colours  Aka Paragua Morado, Fingergrass, Airport grass, Mexican blue grass, Purple top chloris, Purple top Rhodes grass, Purple-top chloris, Purpletop chloris, Swollen finger grass, Swollen windmill grass, is generally agreed to be native to the Americas. It is widespread in the tropics and sub-tropics, but its exact origin is uncertain. It is most likely native to…

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Egyptian Crowfoot Grass)

I’ve developed an interest in some of the few grasses we have here; they are known to grow worldwide, but I was interested in covering the most common ones. They are far from ornamental, but I’m interested in identifying these for my own botanical records. Dactyloctenium aegyptium ( Egyptian Crowfoot Grass) Aka Egyptian grass, Coast button…