Plants perennial; stoloniferous, stolons often 2 m or longer. Culms
70-100 cm, decumbent, erect portions generally about 35 cm, pubescent beneath
the inflorescences; nodes glabrous or densely short pubescent. Sheaths
glabrous; ligules 1-1.3 mm; blades 6-25 cm long, 3-6 mm wide,
glabrous or hispid. Rames (2)3-5(8), 4-7 cm, subdigitate, erect
to divergent, bases pilose, without spikelets; internodes pilose. Sessile
4-5 mm; lower glumes more or less obovate, often involute, margins
ciliate basally, keels winged distally, apices obtuse; awns 1.5-2.5
Pedicellate spikelets 4-5 mm, usually staminate. 2n = 20.
Dichanthium aristatum was introduced to the Americas from southern Asia.
It is sometimes used as a lawn grass in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.