Hymenoachne amplexicaulis


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A common, floating grass, H. amplexicaulis is identified by (and named for)  the ear-lobes formed at the base of each leaf.  It is by far the most abundant grass within the Palo Verde wetland, and is also the most easily identified, at least in my experience.

Inter-twined mats are extremely difficult to pass through, especially since cutting through them with a machete is nearly impossible.