roadside tall grass I.D.

jomercer(z7 MD)July 24, 2009

The past couple of years, I've noticed a "new" tall grass sprouting up along the roadsides in Maryland. The leaves reach perhaps 3-4' with flowering spikes a foot or two taller than that.

It's rather distinctive in that the flowering heads are two light-colored slender spikes atop a dark green stem arranged at a "V for victory" angle. Unfortunately I can't get a photo without risking my life on the highway.

Any ideas on what it might be?

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donn_(7b-8a)

Do the flower heads look like this:

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 6:38PM
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jomercer(z7 MD)

No, not at all. And my mystery grass is over 3 feet tall.

See my sketch of the flowering head profile.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 27, 2009 at 10:18AM
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