Look for coarse blades somewhat upright in a bunch-type growth. Rhizomes are so closely jointed that they appear almost scaly.

Stems 2 to 6 inches long emerge from the plant center in a star like pattern. Seed heads are sparsely branched on long stems. Seeds lie dormant over the winter and sprout very early in spring.

This is a summer weed in many areas of the country, but it grows throughout the year in mild climates, and thrives in those areas that are low and wet.

Dallis Grass in Lawn