This is a grass or weed?

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  1. farrella

    farrella New Seed

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    I have a turf fescue lawn that has some grasses that grow almost twice as fast scattered throughout my back yard. It looks like grass but grows like a weed? Any ideas? Ill post a picture later today. Thanks.
     



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  2. CritterPainter

    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    Can't comment much without a pic, but generally speaking lawn-wise, a grass that is more agressive is usually a weed. Have you left it long enough to see if it gets seeds or such?
     
  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I hope we can help you solve your problem once you've posted your photograph Farrella. Sounds as though it may be something along the lines of rye grass.
     
  4. farrella

    farrella New Seed

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    Ok, here are the pics.

    Sorry the pics arent great it is hard to get a picture showing the discrepancy of height between the two grasses. I then took a pic showing the size difference between the two grasses on the counter, it has been about 5 days since I mowed my grass and the length difference between the two are surprising. Then I pulled the whole "plant" out of the ground and the soda can is there for size comparison. Thanks so much! I hope this helps, I will post the pics below.
     
  5. farrella

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    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat

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    That sure looks like Nutsedge to me farrella. :scheming:

    Quoting from a Maryland Cooperative Extention publication
    the rest of which can be seenHERE. (FYI, This is a PDF document)
    Oh by the way, you have every right to be proud of your lawn, it looks great,
    makes me want to walk barefoot through it. :-D
     
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    teddybear In Flower

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    Wish my lawn looked that good!
     
  8. farrella

    farrella New Seed

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    Thats exactly what I thought, except it doesn't have the triangular stem. And how did it start growing EVERYWHERE so fast???? I will check the stem again maybe I missed it the first time, thanks.
     
  9. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat

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    I think they may be referring to the very pronounced V shape of the leaves. :shrug:

    I have a theory that nefarious forces are at work,
    spreading zillions of weed seeds from silent, low-flying, invisible aircraft in the dead of night.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. CritterPainter

    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    There goes Zuzu with the black helecopters theories again :D
     
  11. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat

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    [​IMG] Go ahead, laugh and scoff . . .
    . . .
    but I'm not taking my tinfoil hat off for nuthin',
    me and Mulder, we know they're out there!! [​IMG]