Vascular Plants of North Carolina
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DistributionAcross the state, with gaps that are likely to be filled over time.

Native of the Old World tropics; In N.A. mostly in the southern states, north to NJ, MA, and WA.
AbundanceFrequent throughout, perhaps uncommon in Mountains.
HabitatMoist to wet soils of lakes, impoundments, temporary pools, marshes, ditches, meadows, roadsides, powerlines, weed between greenhouses.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting August-November.
IdentificationJungle-rice differs from our other Echinochloa by the combination of its short panicle branches, often widely spaced branches, and lack of awns.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

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