Leersia oryzoides, Rice cut grass, is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing from 2-4' tall. The leaves of Rice cut grass form a very rough minutely toothed edge that makes it unpalatable to many herbivore mammals. The inflorescence of Rice cut grass is a somewhat loose, open array of hair like branches bearing single rows of small spikelets. Habitats include marshes, sandy areas, gravel seeps, swamps, prairie type swales, low-lying areas along rivers and ponds, and stormwater drainage ditches including degraded wetlands. Seeds provide excellent food source for waterfowl.