Echinochloa crus-galli

Common Name: 
barnyard grass, water grass, cockspur
Scientific Name: 
Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv.
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seed
Culms
upright, somewhat thick, smooth, flattened, often reddish-purple
Culms of Barnyardgrass
Culms of Barnyardgrass
Leaves
blades smooth, conspicuous white mid-rib, margins sometimes wavy, rolled in bud; ligule absent; sheaths smooth, flattened, open, reddish purple
Leaves of Barnyardgrass
Leaves of Barnyardgrass
Seedheads
panicle, straight or upward spreading branches, green to purple, spikelets compact on branches and bristled
Seedheads of Barnyardgrass
Seedheads of Barnyardgrass
Seedheads of Barnyardgrass