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  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 24 / 2018

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Sharpsburg

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    David Murdock

Notes:

This Grass has been growing in clumps at the edge of my woods for several years now. The grass stalks are brittle if bent but resilient to wind and can last standing throughout the winter. I have looked to identify it but Tall Blue Stem grass is said to grow to 6 to 8 feet….the grass stalks on my clumps are up to 10 to 12 feet tall. Nothing I have researched tells me that it grows this tall. My numerous deer have absolutely no interest in it whatsoever.

Comments

  • David Murdock Registered says:

    Thanks for all the info…I will check it out. I had another picture but accidentally uploaded a duplicate. I will look at all your links and get back to you. Appreciate your efforts.

    October 1st, 2018 at 8:37am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Ravenna grass (S. ravenae). https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/shared/Documents/Publications/Weeds/RavennaGrassProfile.pdf

    September 29th, 2018 at 11:08pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Narrow plumegrass (S. baldwinii). https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/subthumb.cfm?sub=41388

    September 29th, 2018 at 10:07pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Compressed plumegrass (S. coarctatum). Click on images to enlarge. https://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?&res=80&selected=1&name=Saccharum+coarctatum&see=name&xml=Grasses;

    September 29th, 2018 at 10:41pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Species Saccharum alopecuroides (silverplume grass). https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/494532-Saccharum-alopecuroides/browse_photos

    September 29th, 2018 at 10:15pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I wish I could see more of other details i.e. the whole culms, ligue, top & back side of the collar, etc…I’m wondering if yours is a species in the Saccharum genus (?). Check out these included links for some of the species that grown in GA. the first link is for the BONAP of North America Plant Atlas. Best wishes! http://bonap.net/Napa/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Saccharum

    September 29th, 2018 at 9:43pm

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