- Latin Name-Echinochloa Crus-Galli Hardy Zone- 3-8 Mature Height-5ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Barnyard Grass – Echinochloa. Barnyard Grass is an annual California native that roots around ponds, vineyards, orchards, and rice fields. This is an attractive green grass when used for landscaping as it can grow up to 5 feet. Blooms appear between June through October. Flowers grow meshed together with the structure of the bloom looks like small knots and are sometimes purple, pink, or red. The branches at the base of the grass spread in an attractive open pattern. This grass is fast growing with shallow, fibrous roots and can be used to cover large areas of landscapes for a natural look.
Barnyard grass is known as a rich variety of grass. It is a very hearty and it reproduces. Numerous types of this plant are available. With the ability to spread quickly and grow under various conditions it is known to produce enormous amounts of seeds. Little to no assistance is required of the gardener. Producing broad leaves and unique flowers, this variety can continue to thrive in late summer. While optimum conditions for barnyard grass tends to be rich wet soil, it can thrive in not so wet conditions as well. Tropical and subtropical climates make wonderful conditions for its rapid growth as well. Barnyard Grass will look natural when growing on lawns. It will do well in moist soil conditions. Echinochola Crusgalli is the botanical or scientific name for Barnyard Grass. Barnyard grass will give a good look to all natural areas. Barnyard grass is a deciduous plant. It like nutrient-rich soils. The plant has fibrous roots. It flourishes during spring summer and fall. It tolerates insects. Barnyard grass likes moist soil. Birds and insects love this grass, Birds get seeds from this plant and scatter them. Cockspur is also another name for barnyard grass. This grass looks excellent when grown and will look natural in gardens and on lawns.