alternate, basal (rosulate)
May - October
0.3 - 1.5
Stems wiry, leaf margins serrated and sharp. The nodes have short beards and the ligule is a papery, thin and about 0.5 mm long.
Palatable to livestock but of low forage value due to limited abundance; provides seed for waterfowl.
Leersia hexandra is found near the edges of streams and rivers and in wet areas including prairie and coastal marsh regions of Louisiana and east Texas.
Near creeks and rivers, coastal parts, ditches, marshes, pools.