couch grass


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couch grass

n.
A Eurasian grass (Elymus repens syn. Agropyron repens) that has whitish-yellow root stocks and is a weed of North American cereal crops. Also called quack grass, witchgrass.

[Alteration of quitch grass.]

couch grass

(kaʊtʃ; kuːtʃ)
n
(Plants) a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed. Sometimes shortened to: couch Also called: scutch grass, twitch grass or quitch grass

couch′ grass`

(kaʊtʃ, kutʃ)
n.
any of various grasses that have rapidly spreading underground stems and are troublesome weeds. Also called quitch.
[1570–80; couch, variant of quitch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.couch grass - European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomescouch grass - European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
wheatgrass, wheat-grass - a grass of the genus Agropyron
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couch grass

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How can I get rid of couch grass that's come up in the middle of a big clump of hostas?
COUCH GRASS Couch grass just looks like thick blades of long grass with wiry stems, but dig deeper and you will find creeping white underground stems (rhizomes) with sharp points, which can extend underground for a considerable distance in all directions, producing new plants along the way.
In this case, dig up the whole plant and tease out the couch grass roots.
However, Munuve confesses that he did not begin as a banana farmer.As many other residents, he was an ardent maize farmer but a stubborn weed known as African couch grass (Digitaria abyssinica), which locals call sangara, pushed him to the fruit.
Kind regards Malcolm Rushton, via email Hi Malcolm Couch grass (Elymus repens) is a bit of a nightmare weed to get rid of.
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Produced with American-grown olive leaves, Steep Echo is available in five varieties: Ascent, combining olive leaves with cinnamon, a touch of vanilla and sweet monk fruit; Bloom, olive leaves with peppermint, echinacea and savory herbs to improve immune defense, along with licorice root and cranberry; Hush, olive leaves with ginger, peppermint, fresh lemon myrtle and a touch of maple; Repose, olive leaves with chamomile, linden and floral blossoms; and Tend, olive leaves combined with corn silk, couch grass and notes of lemon myrtle, mango and pomegranate, designed to aid proper digestion.
They're easy to pull out but it's at this time of year, when beds and borders have been cleared of debris, that the first leaves and shoots of marauding couch grass and ground elder come into plain sight.
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This could involve digging out the roots of bindweed or couch grass or feeding with a mulch of well-rotted manure.