Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Elymus repens (L.) Gould image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Josh Sulman
Family Poaceae
Elymus repens (L.) Gould
couchgrass, creeping quackgrass, quackgrass
Elymus: Greek name for a type of grain, meaning generally to roll up," referring to lemma and palea which are tightly rolled about the seed
repens: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, to 3' tall grass
(Glossary)

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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Synonyms 
Agropyron acadiense F.T.Hubb.
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv.
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. repens
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. repens f. aristatum (Schumach.) Holmb.
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. repens f. pilosum (Scribn.) Fernald
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. repens f. trichorrhachis Rohlena
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. subulatum (Schreb.) Roem. & Schult.
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. subulatum (Schreb.) Roem. & Schult. f. setiferum Fernald
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. subulatum (Schreb.) Roem. & Schult. f. heberhachis Fernald
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. subulatum (Schreb.) Roem. & Schult. f. subulatum
Agropyron repens (L.) P.Beauv. var. subulatum (Schreb.) Roem. & Schult. f. vaillantianum (Wulfen & Schreb.) Fernald
Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv. ex B.D.Jacks.
Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv. ex B.D.Jacks. var. repens
Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv. ex B.D.Jacks. var. vaillantiana (Wulfen & Schreb.) Prokudin
Triticum repens L.

         
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