Echinochloa telmatophila (POACEAE) Swamp Barnyard Grass

Plants to Plant

Recognisable by the conspicous reddish awns on the seed head. While it is listed as a weed in the Mount Coot-tha Forest Management Plan, Dr Sheldon Navie (Education Research Officer, CRC for Australian Weed Management) regards Echinochloa telmatophila as native to Brisbane. A related plant Echinochloa crus-galli is native to Europe, and a serious weed in all the warmer regions of the world.

Photo: Robert Whyte