Panicum capillaire L.
Annual with large open panicles with thin branches and tiny spikelets. Stems are easily broken and tumble with the wind, dispersing seed along the way. Could easily be called *purple haze*: when seen from a distance, patches of this grass in bloom have a purplish glow. Germinates readily in exposed soil, often filling in areas.
Fields, waste areas, roadsides.
Seed was a food staple of the Hopi Indians.