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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Echinochloa colona (Junglegrass, Jungle Rice, Leopard Grass, zacate rayado, zacate pinto, zacate tigre)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Echinochloa colona

 Echinochloa colona

 Echinochloa colona

Habitat: periodic wetlands, disturbed areas
Life Form: grass,annual
Leaf Description: grasslike leaves
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Poaceae (grass family)
Abundance: Uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 62 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Echinochloa colona (opens in a new tab).






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