Taxon  Report   2882 
Echinochloa crus-galli  (L.) P. Beauv.
Barnyard grass,  Japanese millet, Watergrass
Echinochloa crus-galli
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Echinochloa crus-galli
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Echinochloa crus-galli
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Echinochloa crus-galli, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Echinochloa crus-galli
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Echinochloa
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Panicum crus-galli
TJM2 + PLANTS: Echinochloa crus-galli ssp. spiralis
TJM2: Echinochloa crus-galli var. zelayensis
More information about  Echinochloa crus-galli
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2016).

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