Poaceae (Grass Family)
Group: Monocot (Grass)
Creeping summer annual grass native of Western and Central Africa. It is commonly found in disturbed sites, cultivated fields, non-crop areas and is also likely to occur in wetlands. Alexandergrass flowers and fruits in summer through fall.
Leaves are yellow-green in color. Leaf blades are smooth or hairy, flat, with rough margins. Leaf sheath has a hairy margin, and the ligule is a fringe of hairs.
Stems lie flat on the ground with tips pointing upwards, branching, smooth, up to 4 feet long, and root at nodes.
Flower is a panicle of raceme, branching, and alternate on the central stalk. The flower has 3 to 10 spike-like branches that are angled and resemble signal flags.
Propagation is by seed.
Root is fibrous.