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couch grass

Herbal medicine
A perennial grass, the rhizomes of which contain inositol, mannitol, mucilage, saponin, vitamins A and B, and volatile oil; it is antimicrobial, diuretic and a liver tonic, and has been used to treat urinary tract disease, kidney stones and prostatitis.

couch grass

cynodondactylon.

couch grass + Balansiaspp
grazing fungus-infested grass causes staggers syndrome.
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A local church that was helping a woman weed her garden used quite a few of the youth to help, and they loved my suggestion to see who could dig the longest quack grass root" (Alberta gardener, 11 to 20 years of experience).
I once dug up a pocket-gopher tunnel system, and discovered storage rooms with quack grass rhizome pieces neatly stacked like cordwood.
Fast-growing fall cover crops outcompete late-season weeds like quack grass and chickweed.
It works fine but my problem was the quack grass and weeds that took hold along the fenceline.
If I lift my head slightly I can make out a couple of pepper plants peeking among the dandelions sow's thistle and quack grass in our garden.