Alopecurus myosuroides, or blackgrass, is a perennial grass of the family Poaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, but has been introduced to North America and Australia. Blackgrass is a problematic weed in many crops, particularly cereals. It is a deep-rooted plant with a strong fibrous root system, and has black seeds. The plant can grow up to 1.2 metres (4 ft) tall.
Grass Black is a valuable source of food for many animals, including livestock, gamebirds, and small mammals. It is also a good source of nectar for bees.
Grass Black is a serious problem weed in many crops, particularly cereals. It is very difficult to control, due to its deep roots and strong seed bank. The plant can also harbour crop diseases.
How to care:
Grass is best controlled by preventative measures, such as crop rotation and the use of herbicides. If the plant does become established in a crop, it is very difficult to control.
Grass is a drought-tolerant plant, and does not require much water.
Grass prefers full sun, but can also grow in partial shade.
Grass Black can grow in a range of soils, but prefers well-drained soils.
Pests and diseases:
Grass Black is susceptible to a range of pests and diseases, including rusts, smuts, and root-knot nematodes.
Grass prefers warm temperatures, and does not tolerate frost.
Type of Soil:
Humus-rich, slightly-acidic soil which is well-draining is best for your mondo grass.
Grass is propagated by seed.The best way to propagate this plant is through division.
Grass is not used in landscaping.