Gastridium ventricosum is a species of grass known by the common name nit-grass (British Isles) or nit grass (USA). This is an annual grass bearing a long, thin, smooth inflorescence of spikelets. It is native to Europe, North Africa, and southwestern Asia but has become naturalized in scattered locations elsewhere.
Gastridium ventricosum is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Poaceae family.
It is a species present in Portuguese territory, namely in Continental Portugal, in the Azores Archipelago and in the Madeira Archipelago.
In terms of naturalness, it is native to mainland Portugal and the Madeira Archipelago and introduced to the Azores Archipelago.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Hand pulling needs to be done carefully to ensure there is a
minimum of soil disturbance. Many weeds flourish when soil is
Removal of small weeds can be achieved by placing one hand flat
on the ground with the weed between two fingers. As the hand is
pressed toward the ground the second hand can carefully remove