Leersia oryzoides

"Rice cut-grass". A plant of wet ground with small, retrorse barbs of pure silica along the stem. Care is needed in walking through it, and shorts best avoided in its proximity.

Crappy picture of an inflorescence at Leonard Springs southwest of Bloomington, Indiana, 8/27/03.

A view of the silicaceous barbs near Griffy Lake, on the north side of Bloomington, 8/16/03.

Spikelets at Leonard Springs, southwest of Bloomington, 8/27/03.

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