National Geographic : 1921 Jun
BEAUTIES OF OUR COMMON GRASSES The Illustration Magnties 3U UiLameters BARNYARD GRASS (Echinochloa crusgalli) The familiar barnyard grass is a strong-growing annual, one to four feet in height, having wide leaves. It grows in moist or well-manured soil. The flowers occur in a compound raceme, or cluster, of spikelets and have long and very rough awns (beards or bristly appendages). The feathery stigmas are crimson and showy. Flowers appear from August to October.