Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia

Quackgrass (Agropyron repens)
(a.k.a. Elytrigia repens)


  • Regional Noxious Weed

  • aggressive perennial grass with long slender white rhizomes; rhizome tips are yellowish and sharp-pointed; base of leaf blade with claw-like appendage that clasps the stem; spikelets, up to 15 cm long, are in 2 long rows borne flatwise to the stem

  • easily regenerates from very small broken rhizome fragments making mechanical control difficult

    Photo courtesy Dean Swan, Washington State University (retired)

Sharp-pointed creeping rhizomes
Auricles clasp the stem

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