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The Barnyard Grass, Echinochloa Is One Of The Most Common Crops Originating From Tropical Asia
The common barnyard grass, also known as Echinochloa crus-Galli in formal terms, is a type of wild grass from tropical Asia classified as a type of panicum grass, and pioneers first discovered it in the Great Lakes region in 1843. Commonly known as the cockspur, barnyard millet, Japanese millet, or water grass, it occurs throughout Asian and African agricultural areas. It also grows along roadsides, ditches, railway lines, and disturbed areas such as gravel pits and dumps, and it accumulates in riverbanks and shorelines of lakes and ponds.
The barnyard grass usually grows to sixty inches in height as a coarse, tufted, and polymorphous annual. Its culms are upright to decumbent, and each one is up to sixty inches tall and thick, branching out from the base. The barnyard grass's leaves are flat, glabrous, elongated and about thirty to fifty centimeters long and up to two centimeters broad, appearing greenish or purple. Its spikelets are short and bristly, each about three to four millimeters long, densely arranged on branches, and oval-shaped, and they appear in pale green to dull purple colors. Each barnyard grass plant produced up to about forty thousand seeds. It has long, somewhat spreading papillose cilia at the tips of the internodes and bases of branches in the inflorescence.
Barnyard Grass-Echinochloa Has Many Uses, Most Especially As Livestock Feed, A Substitute For Rice, And An Ingredient In Medicine
The people in southern Hokkaido were the first to domesticate the barnyard grass four thousand and five hundred years ago, using it as a warm-season grass for cattle fodder. Livestock owners feed them green to animals, providing fodder throughout the year. Hay made from this plant lasts up to six years, and the barnyard grass helps reclaim saline and alkaline areas. Wild animals such as rabbits, deer, and waterfowl rely on the barnyard grass for food, and humans eat some varieties of its grain in times of scarcity or in adulterating fennel. The young shoots serve as vegetables, and the plant extract is an ingredient in remedies for spleen disease.
Many reports claim that the barnyard grass is preventative and tonic, and it serves as a folk remedy in India for carbuncles, hemorrhages, sores, spleen trouble, cancer, and wounds. The barnyard grass was one of the most prevalent crops during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. The Rural Development Administration discovered its ability to lower blood sugar and cholesterol when consumed. A cultivar of the barnyard grass is the Japanese barnyard millet, a domesticated form of the barnyard grass cultivated on a small scale in China, Japan, and Korea.