Chinquapin | Castanea pumila

Castanea pumila

Chinquapin is a spreading slow-growing shrub or small tree to 4m (12ft) closely related to the American chestnut, Castanea dentata. It is commonly known as the Allegheny chinquapin, American chinquapin or dwarf chestnut. Chinquapin has smaller leaves and fruit than other…

Couch Grass or Quack Grass Elymus repens

Couch Grass or Quackgrass Elymus repens ( Elytrigia repens). A brave or foolish person would encourage this perennial grass into their garden. Couch grass is one of the most pernicious weeds that gardeners must contend with. Couch Grass grows to 60cm tall, and the roots spread…