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Malabar Sprangletop (Diplachne fusca (L.) P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.)

Also classified as Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth.

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species favors wet, salty habitats and as such, has expanded greatly eastward, due in large part to road salt creating new habitat for it in roadside ditches. As such it is more common inland, in the northeast. However it has also expanded into natural saline habitats along the east coast. In the southeast, it is less common inland.