Grass Family : ( Poaceae : Paniceae )
Latin Name : Echinochloa crusgalli var. crusgalli
Longevity : Annual
Season : Warm
Origin : Introduced
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poord
This grass is considered a “weedy” annual. Tends to prefer moist areas and is commonly found on disturbed sites, roadsides, ditches and field borders. This grass does not provide very good grazing for livestock. The Latin name “Echinochloa” means “Hedgehog-grass” and refers to the seeds which are covered with many hairs that resembles a hedgehog. Excellent for waterfowl, good cover and nesting for grassland birds.