Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Authority

    Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms 6-12 dm. tall, often branching at base. Sheaths smooth and glabrous; leaves 1.5-6 dm. long, 6-25 mm. wide, glabrous, smooth or scabrous; panicle composed of 5-15 sessile, erect or ascending branches, or the lower branches spreading or refiexed; spikelets ovate, green or purple, densely crowded in 2-4 rows on one side of the rachis; second and third scales about 3 mm. long, scabrous or hispid, the third scale more or less awned, empty, the fourth ovate, abruptly pointed. Widely distributed as a weed in all cultivated regions. Naturalized from Europe.

  • Distribution

    Waste places, Turks Islands : widely distributed in temperate and subtropical regions. Native of the Old World. Baknyard-grass.

    Turks and Caicos Islands South America|