Echinochloa muricata var. microstachya

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species: Echinochloa muricata
Infraspecies:Echinochloa muricata Wieg. var. microstachya
Common NameRough Barnyardgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Echinochloa crus-galli var. mitis Echinochloa crus-galli var. mitis (Pursh) Peterm.
Echinochloa microstachya Echinochloa microstachya (Wiegand) Rydb.
Echinochloa muricata subsp. microstachya Echinochloa muricata subsp. microstachya (Wiegand) P.Jauzein
Echinochloa muricata var. multiflora Echinochloa muricata var. multiflora Wiegand
Echinochloa muricata var. occidentalis Echinochloa muricata var. occidentalis Wiegand
Echinochloa muricata var. wiegandii Echinochloa muricata var. wiegandii Fassett
Echinochloa occidentalis Echinochloa occidentalis (Wiegand) Rydb.
Echinochloa pungens var. microstachya Echinochloa pungens var. microstachya (Wiegand) Fernald & Grisc.
Echinochloa pungens var. multiflora Echinochloa pungens var. multiflora (Wiegand) Fernald & Grisc.
Echinochloa wiegandii Echinochloa wiegandii (Fassett) McNeill & Dore
Panicum scindens Panicum scindens Nees ex Steud.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

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Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100136009 Tennessee 01 Jul 1978 Henry R. DeSelm
Echinochloa occidentalis
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