Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3813

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe /possibly native along the coast
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, pastures, 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:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (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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picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

Month Unknown        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

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picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459493

Month Unknown        

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

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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.

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459495

Month Unknown        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1459498

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picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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.

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

Month Unknown        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

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

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

Month Unknown        

picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

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picture of Agropyron repens, image of Elymus repens

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

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