Taeniatherum caput-medusae (Medusahead grass) Identification

Pulang ---> Taeniatherum caput-medusae --> ID

It's actually fairly easy to identify this species.

(1) Medusahead has very distinctive awns, similar to the snakes filled head of the fabled Medusa

(2) It typically forms dense golden thatches as it is an annual

(3) It has shallow roots and can be easily pulled out of soil.

Photo credit: Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org

Penulis: A. Sunjian