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Echinochloa colona
Synonyms: E. colonum

Common Name(s): Jungle rice
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 45 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=108° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 12 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 37° (F)
Soil pH: 4 to 8.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; loams, silts, and clays
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Occurs in swampy places and seasonally flooded grasslands.
Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia
Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical, tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Tropics, Subtropics, Warm temperate
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