The Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) belongs to Poaceae (the Grass family). It is native to Africa and widely distributed throughout the tropics, subtropics, and warm temperate regions of the Old World. This grass mostly grows in heavy soils at damp sites, and up to a height of 30 cm. It is much branched and the stems are slender, erect or geniculate, and ascending. The leaves are broadly linear. The inflorescences are borne at the apex of the stem. They are typically digitated and arranged in 2-6 unilateral, horizontal spikes.