Distribution: A weed in most of the United States.
Habitat: Lawns, gardens, and wasteland.
Flowers: July - October
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Freely branching annual, often prostrate to ascending and rooting at the lower nodes, the culms hollow, up to 3 dm. tall.
Sheaths open, with stiff hairs 2-3 mm. long; ligules truncate to obtuse, 1.5-2 mm. long; blades flat, 4-6 mm. broad, the margins turning upward on the ligule as slight ridges.
Inflorescence of several racemes 5-12 mm. long, digitate in 2 or 3 whorls; articulate blow the glumes; spikelets 2-flowered, the lower sterile, paired on one side of a triangular rachis; first glume about 0.5 mm. long, the second about 2 mm. long; sterile lemma and fertile lemma each about 3 mm. long, appressed-hairy, the lateral nerves prominent; stamens 3.