Goosegrass: Eleusine indica
Flowers: Seedheads composed of 2-13 spikes each 1 1/2 to 6 inches long, 3-7 mm wide, in clusters at the top of stems. Two rows of flattened spikelets occur along each spike.
Identifying Characteristics: Flattened stems with a distinctive white or silver center. Plants often appear compressed to the soil, as if they have been repeatedly stepped on. This weed may be confused with Smooth Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum), but the leaves of smooth crabgrass are rolled in the bud, while those of goosegrass are folded in the bud. Additionally, the distinctive white center of goosegrass distinguishes it from most other grass weeds.