Very heat-loving, in isolated cases grows as an annual, but generally a sturdy perennial grass weed spreading through runners and creeping shoots. Grows in regions with warm climate, ideally between 25oC and 35oC, frequently spreads from the edge into the field.
Cotelydons are folded (Picture 1). The true leaf blade is soft, bald, but in rare cases slightly hairy on the upper side (Picture 2). The ligules are replaced by white chaplets - without auricles. The inflorescence has of 3-7 ears are in a finger-like arrangement (Picture 3). The non-aristate (no bristle at the apex) glume has a light violet coloration and is hairy at the keel (Picture 4).