(Eleusine indica) listed among the five world's worse weeds (Baerson et al., 2002) also is one of the ten most important herbicide-resistant species (Nandula et al., 2005).
We take our foraged find - five St George's mushrooms, a handful of young nettle leaves and a handful of goosegrass
, each piece 20cmlong - down the river path to set up the camp stove somewhere more sheltered.
, birdsfoot trefoil, prostrate spurge, black medic, or yellow woodsorrel populations indicate droughty conditions.
is a particular pain at the moment, as it comes straight up through the mulches I use round the vegetables, and if it's allowed to seed, there's no end to it.
Herbal remedies include elderflower and yarrow for their anti-inflammatory properties; prickly ash bark to improve circulation and ease pain; clivers, also known as cleavers or goosegrass
, to stimulate lymph, and burdock root and uva ursi to get rid of toxins and support the kidneys.
The molecular basis of resistance to dinitroaniline herbicides in weeds such as Indian goosegrass
[Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.] is due to a point mutation in the [alpha]-tubulin gene (Anthony and Hussey, 1999).
Resistance to Round-up is increasing: goosegrass
in Malaysia, Italian ryegrass, Australian ryegrass, horseweed in US.
Add cow parsley to your potato salad and goosegrass
to soup, tuck into hawthorn spring pudding, sea beet tart and stewed milk thistle.
All summer we fight Bermuda grass, nut grass, crabgrass, goosegrass
, Dallis grass, spurge, pigweed and others.
* Cleavers (also goosegrass
), a common succulent plant, is beneficial for treating diverse urinary-system problems
The seven types of superior weeds were Phytolacca Americana (pokeweed), Lactuca indica (Indian lettuce), Aster subulatus, Erigeron canadensis (or Conyza canadensis or Canada fleabane), Broussonetia papyriferq (paper mulberry), Amaranthus hybridus (green amaranth, slim amaranth, smooth amaranth, smooth pigweed, or red amaranth), and Sambucus javanica (Chinese elder); and the nine types of inferior weeds were Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic tearthumb), Solanum fligrum, Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese silver grass), Eleusine indica (Indian goosegrass
), Portulaca oleracea (little hogweed or parsley), Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass), Digitaria sanguinalis (hairy crabgrass), Alfernanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed), and Leptochloa chinensis (Chinese sprangletop).
Preliminary findings of potentially resistant goosegrass
(Eleusine indica) to glufosinate- ammonium in Malaysia.