STINKGRASS, Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Lutati. 1, plant; 2, spikelet; 3, seed. Annual with shallow fibrous roots. Stems slender, smooth, 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) tall, branched at top--several usually arising from root crown. Leaves have smooth sheaths except for hairs on upper portion, and flat, smooth blades, 1/16 to 5/16 inch (1.5 to 7.5 mm) wide. Panicles branched, the branches moderately spreading, bearing numerous spikelets 1/4 to 5/8 inch (6 to 15 mm) long. Spikelets flat, containing 20 to 40 florets or seeds; dark gray-green to purple. Seeds egg-shaped, 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) in diameter, orange-red. Found in cultivated fields and waste places. A moderately troublesome weed. Plant has disagreeable odor.