|Etymology||Genus||After Eleusis, a town in Greece|
|Synonyms||Cynosurus indicus L., Eleusine japonica Steud., Eleusine gouinii E. Fourn.|
|Common Names||Goose Grass, Rumput Sambau|
|Native Distribution||Africa, East Asia, India, and Indochina|
Eleusine indica is a very common weed of lawns and shrublands. The leaves are straight and erect, and slightly smoky green in colour. The base of the blade is folded, and randomly intersperse with white hairs of about 5mm. As always for grasses, the inflorescences are easily recognisable, with 3-4 finger-like erect green projections extending from a point.
The Goose Grass growing from a carpark lot.
Form of the grass showing its culm and blades.
Folded leaf base. Note also the randomly dispersed white hairs.
The green spikes of the inflorescence.
The tiny florets close-up.