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or witch grass  (wĭch′grăs′)
1. An annual North American grass (Panicum capillare) having open diffuse purplish panicles.

[Probably alteration of quitch grass.]
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(Plants) a N American grass, Panicum capillare
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Noun1.witchgrass - North American grass with slender brushy panicleswitchgrass - North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land
panic grass - any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
2.witchgrass - European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomeswitchgrass - 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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Frank Bidart, "Confessional" Gwendolyn Brooks, "An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire" Louise Gluck, "Witchgrass" Dunya Mikhail, "The War Works Hard" John Berryman, "Eleven Addresses to the Lord" Pablo Neruda, translated by W.S.
Seasonal changes in the germination responses of buried Witchgrass (Panicum capillare) seeds.
A thick mulch of hay, straw or seaweed (which asparagus loves) will minimize annual weeds, add fertility as it decomposes, and give protection in winter, but it will not deter witchgrass, dandelions, wild blackberries and other stubborn invaders.
Important grasses included spidergrass (Aristida ternipes), purple three-awn (Aristida purpurea), cane bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis), six-weeks grama (Bouteloua barbata), sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Rothrock's grama (Bouteloua rothrockii), feather fingergrass (Chloris virgata), bush muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri), witchgrass (Panicum capillare), whiplash pappusgrass (Pappophorum vaginatum), and sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), all of which are believed to provide both hiding cover and food.
Several other common weeds in orchards and vineyards, including Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), three-spike goosegrass (Eleusine tristachya) and witchgrass (Panicum capillare), are suspected to have evolved resistance to glyphosate; preliminary research trials by UC researchers and California State University, Fresno, collaborators have been initiated to verify and characterize the putative resistant populations.
Of the main annual grass weeds present in New Zealand maize crops [13], nicosulfuron provided good control of smooth witchgrass (Panicum dichotomiflorum) and barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) and suppression of most other annual and perennial grasses as well as many broadleaf weeds [12,4].
Lamb's quarters, chicory, witchgrass, watercress, along with dandelion were commonly eaten.
"Witchgrass" tells the story of a rural Maine family that is facing a crisis as a daughter in a DARE class is sent to spy on her parents.
The names "devil's grass" or "witchgrass" refer to its narcotic, sedative and hallucinogenic properties that have been used for therapeutic purposes or in rituals by spiritual shamans of many Indian tribes, and by the Druids and Europeans in the past (Haas 1995).
Herbicide family Herbicide Weed Dinitroaniline Trifluralin Goosegrass Green foxtail Bipyridylium Paraquat Hairy fleabane Arloxyophenoxyproprionate Diclofop Annual ryegrass Triazine Atrazine/Simazine Common groundsel Lambsquarters Pigweed Kochia Annual bluegrass Witchgrass Downy brome Sulfonylurea Chlorsulfuron Kochia Russian thistle Prickly lettuce Herbicide family Country Dinitroaniline USA Canada Bipyridylium Egypt Arloxyophenoxyproprionate Australia Triazine USA, Canada Sulfonylurea USA Table 14-11 Weed density by management, rotation, and crop in 1995 in Lamberton, MN.
Digitaria cognata (Schult.) Pilg., Fall witchgrass, Carolina crabgrass (C).