OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Elymus repens   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elymus repens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-20-001:
Agropyron repens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Agropyron repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass


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image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_agre2_001_lvd

        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_agre2_003_lvd

        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elre4_002_lvd

        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Dr. Lynn Clark and Anna Gardner, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1357001

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Dr. Lynn Clark and Anna Gardner, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1357005

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459493

Month Unknown        

With yellowish creeping rhizomes, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459494

Month Unknown        

Dense rhizomatous perennial. Blades to 3dm long, 3-16mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459495

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459498

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1559008

Month Unknown        

Green or glaucous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1559037

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1559039

Month Unknown        

Spike 5-15cm long; spikelets mostly 4-6 flowered, 1-1.5cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org     bug_5376440

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5438232

Month Unknown        

image of Elymus repens, Quackgrass, Dog-grass, Witchgrass

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5438236

Month Unknown        

Nodes and internodes glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Elymus repens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elymus repens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-20-001:
Agropyron repens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Agropyron repens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3813

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe /possibly native along the coast

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, pastures; probably introduced from Europe (sometimes considered to be partially native along the coast), per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark
Grain

 

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