Rattlesnake grass

(Bot.) a handsome American grass (Glyceria Canadensis) with an ample panicle of rather large ovate spikelets, each one composed of imbricated parts and slightly resembling the rattle of the rattlesnake. Sometimes called quaking grass.

See also: Rattlesnake

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Gill often yanks rattlesnake grass out of sidewalk cracks--their spikelets make great bouquet "charms." He never practices vigilante pruning at public parks, though.
Other choices are brome; canary, fountain, or rattlesnake grass; millet; blue rye; and wheat.