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Elymus repens

Common Name: Quackgrass

Type: Grass
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Blooms From June to August

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Quackgrass is a native of Europe, but has spread throughout the northern temperate zones of the world. It is primarily found in the northern portion of the U.S., and is common throughout Ohio. Quackgrass is a creeping, sod-forming perennial grass, characterized by its straw-colored, sharp-tipped rhizomes (horizontal underground stems) and the pair of whitish-green to reddish, claw-like structures (auricles) that clasp the stem at the top of the sheath. It reproduces through seed and creeping rhizomes. This species can form large patches.