Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 8 1788. (Syn: Agropyron geminatum Schult. & Schult.f.; Chloris repens Steud. [Invalid]; Cynodon indicus (L.) Raspail; Cynosurus ara Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Cynosurus indicus L.; Cynosurus pectinatus Lam.; Eleusine distachya Trin. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Eleusine distachya Nees; Eleusine distans Moench [Illegitimate]; Eleusine distans Link; Eleusine domingensis Sieber ex Schult. [Invalid]; Eleusine glabra Schumach.; Eleusine gonantha Schrank; Eleusine gouinii E.Fourn.; Eleusine gracilis Salisb.; Eleusine inaequalis E.Fourn.; Eleusine inaequalis E. Fourn. ex Hemsl.; Eleusine indica var. major E.Fourn. ..; Eleusine japonica Steud.; Eleusine macrosperma Stokes; Eleusine marginata Lindl.; Eleusine polydactyla Steud.; Eleusine rigidifolia E.Fourn.; Eleusine rigidifolia E. Fourn. ex Hemsl.; Eleusine scabra E.Fourn.; Eleusine scabra E. Fourn. ex Hemsl.; Eleusine textilis Welw. [Invalid]; Juncus loureiroana Schult. & Schult.f.; Leptochloa pectinata (Lam.) Kunth; Paspalum dissectum Kniph. [Illegitimate]; Poa spicata Willd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Triticum geminatum Spreng.);
Eng: Crowfoot grass, crab grass; Hindi: Mandla; Tam: Thippa, ragi; Oriya: Nandia; Bombay: Mahar nachni; 


grass Eleusine sp. ID from Hooghly 10/6/12 SK2:

Attaching images of a species which i think is Elusine sp.
Species : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. ???
Habit & Habitat : grass, about 2.5 feet, village roadside
Date : 2/6/12, 8.54 a.m.

Place : Hooghly, WB

Eleusine indica, I hope.


“Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: – 01042013MR3 from Pune for ID —MR3” : 12/07/2012

Kindly help Id this plant growing near a well at Pune. The well was fenced so could not go closer. the height was approx 3 feet

its Eleusine indica,

Indian goosegrass, Wiregrass or Crowfootgrass

Eleusine sp ?????????

Yes Eleusine indica

Nice photographs.


“Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: – 01042013MR14 from Pune for ID —MR14” :  12/09/2012

Kindly help Id this plant in the centre in the forefront at Pune. I have only this image

I hope Eleusine indica

Yes. Eleusine indica


This one was shot from Panipat, what I could guess from the pics is… Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn…though the spikes are yet to emerge..

Right guess


Requesting ID of a grass from a cultivated garden in Mumbai in Mar 2013

Looks like DurvaCynodon dactylon

Eleusine indica with fallen florets and leaving only the glumes



Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.SN June 19 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn, Poacae, common wild weed in the roadside and cultivation area of Coonor, Nilgiri hills, Tamilnadu


Grass ID from Bangladesh SM131 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild

Location: Dhaka City

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.



Eleusine sp. from Assam KD Jul 02 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7).
Attached images may be Eleusine sp.. Please Id the plant.  
Date :06.07.2014
Location: Assam
Family :Poaceae
Genus & species : Eleusine sp.
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area

Habit : Herb

Eleusine indica, one of the most common weeds.

May be Elusine indica

Eleusine indica

Yes. Eleusine indica


ANOCT27 Please identify this grass (1) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).

Bangalore outskirts
6th October 2014

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.


ANOCT41 Please identify this grass 1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

8th October 2014

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.


Eleusine indica? ABAUG01/28 :  5 posts by 2 authors.

Is this the Indian Crowfoot Grass? Please advise.
Eleusine indicaIndian Crowfoot Grass?
Dharamshala, HP

19 August 2015

Id of another grass : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 mb each.

Request for id of another grass species from Mahe. Photographed in October, 2019.

Eleusine indica ??

Eleusine species for sure.

Eleusine indica

For validation please : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Request for validation of Eleusine indica from Bilaspur.

Photographed in July, 2020.

You’re right …

Yes. It is.

SK 2740 19 August 2020 : 10 posts by 1 author. 9 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 17 August 2020

Altitude: 1300 m

Habitat : Wild 
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. ??

Eleusine indica

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

Nepali Names : कोदो  घाँस Kodo Ghaans /  बन काँडे Ban Kaande


Eleusine indica : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Grass seen yesterday (9.9.20).

It was growing wild.

Eleusine indica

Yes …

Grass for ID : Bangalore : 30SEP20 : AK-29 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

A wild grass seen near a lake.

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. !


Need help with hairy ligule grass id: 4 images.


Eleusine indica

Eleusine indica


weed from Jhansi 3: 1 high resolution image.
Please help me to identify this weed.

Location: Jhansi, UP

Need to inflorescence for ID for the third one, as per inflorescence……could be Elucine indica– from … in another thread.

Eleusine indica (portion of inflorescence visible on top left corner)


ID Requested – Monocot Species: 1 image.
Location – Nalanda, Bihar

Germination period- March
Monocot Species

Check Axonopus compressus –

This is Elusine indica as identified by … in the other thread


Grass from Chennai: 3 images.
Found this grass attached to a grow bag which grows a Sapling.
Month: June

I think Eleusine indica (Linn.) Gaertn.,

Yes, it’s …

Yes from me also. Common in South India.

Yes, it’s Eleusina indica




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