Scientific Name: Echinochloa crus-galli Form:
Common Name:barnyard grass Texture:Coarse
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Horizontal, Spreading
Plant Type: Annual, Poales (grass-like), Weed (horticultural) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Green, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses:
Key ID Features:Leaf vernation rolled, blades flat, thick midrib, flat, and narrow at base, +/- hairs along margins… auricles absent...ligule absent… sheath and culm compressed, flattened, purplish near base…rhizomes absent…circular mat habit when mowed and dies with first hard frost (annual).