ID please

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by HabitatMD, May 27, 2009.

  1. HabitatMD

    HabitatMD Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo
    This'n is growing in a retired ag feild in some bottoms. Looks like some sort of rye or something to me.

    What do you all think? This is the only pic I have, buddy wants to know.

  2. HabitatMD

    HabitatMD Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo
    I did some looking, I think it may be little barley (hordeum pusillum).

  3. letemgrow

    letemgrow Well-Known Member

    :eek:::eek:: always learn something new everyday!!
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I've got some of the same stuff in our bottom fields. I believe it was ID'd as canadian rye or sumpin like that. Ya might as well call it cheat cause its a winter annual and just as obnoxious as cheat. It makes starting alfalfa and some clovers a real bear.


    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Ive always called it just cheat...pain in the gluts for sure!!
  6. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    cheat , wild oats , tickle grass . Bad stuff unless you want some early hay . It is not native .Some dumba** brought it over from europe . I have read that it is one of the reasons that there are so many fast spreading forest fires out west . OOPS , I ment global warming .
  7. hippie

    hippie New Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    dano, i think i found some of that out here at the farm last fall. It looks like wild rye except that it is much more bristly.