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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 13 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Central

  • State

    Virginia

  • Posted by

    Anna Gee

Notes:

A clumping ÒgrassÓ has invaded our yard. Came in up [Zone 7] gravel driveway in small round clumps. Now itÕs all across our yard and greens up in March and April, dying back to leave thick hairy brown spots for the rest of the year. Radial clumps not much more than 5Ó wide at the most & the ÒgrassÓ no more than three inches tall. Round spiky blades, NEVER shows any seed head or flower. Hairy roots from small white ÒbulbsÓ w/a splash of red. Any help you can offer is supremely appreciated!

Comments

  • Anna Gee Apprentice says:

    Nope, no seed head and much shorter in stature.. but many thanks for being the one reply!!!! Really. Thank you.

    June 9th, 2019 at 6:45pm

  • Kathy Dean Registered says:

    Could it be nutgrass? If so it can grow through swimming pool liners. I recently read that it was edible.

    May 31st, 2019 at 12:49am

  • Anna Gee Apprentice says:

    Advance thanks to anyone who may discuss this topic; this has stumped many ÒexpertsÓ and become the bane of our once green lawn. The images above were taken in March of this year, in an area where only weeds were growing. Once dormant, the low, round, hairy clumps of ÒgrassÓ leave behind brown, dormant areas so thick with ÒbulbÓ and root matter that no other grasses can take hold and grow. This tiny monster lays lawns low, leaving a veritable wasteland in its wake. This invasive plant is crowding out all other desirable lawn and because we canÕt identify it, digging it up has become the only method possible. To date, we havenÕt used weed killers and would prefer not to, but identification of this plant would answer much strife and stress spent in its pursuit. Please answer our prayers, oh Lawn Gods and Goddesses?

    May 28th, 2019 at 1:46pm

  • Anna Gee Apprentice says:

    Advance thanks to anyone who may discuss this topic; this has stumped many ÒexpertsÓ and become the bane of our once green lawn. The images above were taken in March of this year, in an area where only weeds were growing. The low, round, hairy clumps of ÒgrassÓ only green up for a couple of cool months a year, but leave behind brown, dormant areas so thick with ÒbulbÓ and root matter that no other grasses can take hold and grow. This tiny monster lays lawns low, leaving a veritable wasteland in its wake. This invasive plant is crowding out all other desirable lawn and because we canÕt identify it, digging it up has become the only method possible. To date, we havenÕt used weed killers and would prefer not to, but identification of this plant would answer much strife and stress spent in its pursuit. Please answer our prayers, oh Lawn Gods and Goddesses?

    May 28th, 2019 at 1:13pm

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