Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.

Barnyard Grass

Echonichloa crusgalli plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Echonichloa crusgalli nodeNode of stem.

Echonichloa crusgalli baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Echonichloa crusgalli leaf baseLeaf base...

Echonichloa crusgalli leaf base...from below.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Echonichloa crusgalli flowersFlowers.

Echonichloa crusgalli trichomesHairs of inflorescence with pustular bases.

Flowering - July - November.

Habitat - Bottoms, moist prairies, pond margins, streambanks, sandy disturbed sites, pastures, cultivated areas, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. There are 5 species of Echinochloa in Missouri and they can be difficult to distinguish. A lens or dissecting scope is necessary to see the fine details necessary to identify individual species.

Photographs taken in Springfield, MO., 7-18-03.