Recognisable by the conspicous reddish awns on the seed head.

While it is listed as a weed in the Mount Coot-tha Forest Management Plan, Dr Sheldon Navie, (Education Research Officer, CRC for Australian Weed Management) regards Echinochloa telmatophila as native to Brisbane.

A related plant Echinochloa crus-galli is native to Europe, and a serious weed in all the warmer regions of the world.

The Weeds Society of Western Australia PlantNET plant Search, NSW Herbarium – Excellent resource, probably the best online plant database.

Photo: Robert Whyte