Botanical name: Perotis indica Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Anthoxanthum indicum, Saccharum spicatum
Indian Comet Grass is an annual grass with culms rising to 10–40 cm tall. Leaf-blades are lanceshaped, or ovate; 1–3 cm long; 2–7 mm wide. Inflorescence composed of single racemes, 2–15 cm long. Spikelet packing crowded, or contiguous; irregular. Spikelets are spreading, or ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets are stalked. Stalks are oblong, 0.2 mm long. Indian Comet Grass is found growing on river banks and sandy places.
Identification credit: Muthu Karthick & Anil Kumar
The flower labeled Indian Comet Grass is ...