Location: Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Again, our compost pile has produced another plant.
Last year nothing, this year after turning pile this plant appeared and is very healthy and over 3 feet tall. Sheath shows overlapping margins, collar seems to be ciliate.
Cross section of stem appears to more like a reed.
Perhaps it is not a grass ?
Thanks Robert !..........It certainly agrees with the pictures I have pulled up on Echinochloa crusgalli. The leaves and stalk are identical. The seeds however, hang differently from the pictures I find i.e. the pictures on the internet show a more horizontal projection from the stem. Perhaps this is just a regional variation. Any thoughts ??