Barnyardgrass

LATIN NAME
Echinochloa crusgalli var. crusgalli

LONGEVITY
Annual

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Introduced

DETAILS
• Considered a “weedy” annual
• Tends to prefer moist areas and is commonly found on disturbed sites, roadsides, ditches and field borders.
• Does not provide very good grazing for livestock.
• The Latin name “Echinochloa” means “Hedgehog-grass,” and refers to the seeds which are covered with many hairs that resemble a hedgehog.
• Excellent for waterfowl; good cover and nesting for grassland birds.

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