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Echinochloa muricata (American barnyard grass)
Smith, R.W.

Echinochloa muricata

Echinochloa muricata (P. Beauv.) Fernald

American Barnyard Grass, Rough Barnyard Grass, Barnyard Grass, American Cockspur Grass, Wild Millet

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ECMU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), VI (I), CAN (N)

 

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2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Three to four-and-one-half feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Drought Tolerance: Low

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW OBL OBL FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0942 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinochloa muricata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinochloa muricata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinochloa muricata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-04-16
Research By: JAM

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