Elymus caninus L.
Elymus caninus, commonly known as bearded couch, is a grass.
Elymus caninus was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1755. The name is considered as validly published.
The grasses reach heights of 30 to 110 centimetres.
Elymus caninus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Elymus caninus produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from June to July.
The grasses produce caryopses.
Elymus caninus is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, Iraq, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northwest India, West-Siberia, East Siberia, Central Asia and West China and is naturalized in North America, Japan and New Zealand.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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