Barnyard Grass

Family: Poaceae (Grass Family)

Genus: Echinochloa | Species: crusgalli

Description: This is a common annual grass native to Europe that likes barren, moist areas. Stalks can reach 1-3 ft. in height and can form flat to mounded mats from 3-5 ft. in diameter. The inflorescence has densely-aggregated straight and bristly flower spikes, sometimes with a purple tinge. [annual]

Habitat: wet, barren areas;

In Bloom: July – August