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FALSE WHEAT GRASS [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-04

English

Subject field(s)
  • Botany
  • Weed Science
Universal entry(ies)
DEF

Agropyron repens, family Gramineae, a perennial grass, widespread in the northeastern and central states, U.S., it has become established on farm fields and is generally regarded as a pernicious weed. Spreading mainly by rootstocks or underground stems, it is difficult to eradicate. However, it has some value as a forage and hay plant and as a cover plant to prevent soil erosion. Native to Eurasia.

OBS

Native to Europe couch grass is also a medicinal plant. The medicinal part is the rootstock.

Key term(s)
  • couchgrass

French

Domaine(s)
  • Botanique
  • Mauvaises herbes
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
DEF

Graminée vivace adventice des cultures, que l'on rencontre également dans de nombreux endroits incultes.

OBS

Originaire d'Eurasie, le chiendent est aussi une plante médicinale très anciennement connue pour ses propriétés diurétiques et dépuratives. La partie utilisée est le rhizome.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Botánica
  • Malas hierbas
Entrada(s) universal(es)
DEF

Hierba cespitosa con gran poder de colonización de suelos, gracias a sus rizomas subterráneos, extraordinariamente resistentes a condiciones ambientales adversas, incluso despedazado y desenterrado.

OBS

En algunos casos, se considera como una mala hierba, sobre todo en suelos cultivados.

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