Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This invasive grass is called quack grass (Elymus repens). It is native to Europe, Asia, Arctic biome and Northern Africa. It was brought to North America for uses in forages and erosion control. This invasive grass forms nodules that can form new plants if broken. This adaptation allows this weed to recover quickly after being plowed. The best was to remove this is by pulling this by hand to ensure that you get the whole entire root. This is what the root of the grass looks like, since it is very long it competes for the nutrients that is needed for the produce that will be planted in the area. Our group pulled this grass out of two different plant beds.