Elytrigia repens

Common Name: 
quackgrass, couchgrass, wheatgrass, devilgrass
Scientific Name: 
Elytrigia repens (L.) Nevski    syn.  Agropyron repens, Elymus repens
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright, smooth, conspicuously jointed, clump forming
Culms of Quackgrass
Culms of Quackgrass
blades flat, rough, usually hairy above, smooth below, blueish green, sharp-pointed, constriction near tip, rolled in bud; auricles present; ligule membranous, short, toothed; sheaths open, hairy, round
Leaves of Quackgrass
Leaves of Quackgrass
spike, narrow, flat
Seedheads of Quackgrass
rhizomes yellowish-white, ring of roots at nodes; wheat-like scent when crushed or bruised