The Tortoise Club

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Eleusine indica

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Entire plant


Eleusine indica, the Indian goosegrass, yard-grass, goosegrass, wiregrass, or crowfootgrass, is a species of grass in the family Poaceae. It is a small annual grass distributed throughout the warmer areas of the world to about 50 degrees latitude. It is an invasive species in some areas. It has a higher protein content than most grasses and also has diuretic properties, so it should be fed sparingly.