agropyron repens

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Related to Elytrigia repens: couch grass, Agropyron repens, Twitch grass

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.
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Herbicide comparisons on quackgrass (Elytrigia repens) within different crop competition and tillage conditions.
Improvement of range grasses through interspecific hybridization with quackgrass (Elytrigia repens L.