Botanical Latin Name: Echinochloa crus-galli (L) p. Beauv Common Name: Barnyard grass Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 3-8 Mature Height: 5 feet Spread: Under normal conditions 2 to 6 inches Spacing: 9 to 12 inches Growth Rate: Grows and spreads rapidly Flowering Time: June through October How Long It Flowers: Summer annual grass Flower Color: The seedhead can be of green, purple or red color Soil Requirements: Grows in any type of soil and prefers wet to moist conditions Pruning: No pruning is necessary Flower Form: The stems of the barnyardgrass are flattened at the base and are sometimes red. The leaf blades are flat and range from two to ten inches long. The leaves have a white mid vein. The branches have densely clustered with knot like flowers. The seeds are oval, shiny, and are of yellow to brown in color. Seed viability can last up to 13 years. For most it is considered a common weed, however in some areas it is grown for food for poultry and waterfowl.
Ships As: Bareroot Plant