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Crowsfoot grass (461) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Weeds


Common Name

Crowsfoot grass; it is also known as crow's foot, goosegrass, bullgrass, crabgrass, wire frass, and many more.

Scientific Name

Eleusine indica. It is a member of the Poaceae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Aradhana Deesh
Adapted from Crowsfoot grass (Eleusine indica) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (; and additional information from CABI (2019) Eleusine indica (goose grass). Invasive Species Compendium. (; and from Eleusine indica (2014) Useful Tropical plants. ( Photos 1&2 Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Photos 3&4 Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Photo 5. Tauʻolunga Eleusine_indica,_closeup (Wikipedia).

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

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