What is this grass/weed called?

alabamatreehugger(8)April 9, 2010

I have this light green grass that is taking over my centipede lawn. I spend hours every year pulling it up but it's impossible to get all of it. It doesn't seem picky about where it grows, semi-wooded areas, lawns, it doesn't matter. It emerges much sooner than crabgrass and has little white seeds.

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Looks like St. Augustine grass to me.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2010 at 6:17PM
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Hope someone lets us know as it likes my St. Augustine lawn and as you say it likes to pop up anywhere.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 10:22AM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

I thought that it was crab grass, but I guess not. Why don't you post this over on the Weeds Forum?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 8:52AM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

probably poa annua (annual bluegrass). Even tiny plants will produce seed.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 3:21AM
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Or could it be goosegrass? Check out Randy Lemmon's Gardenline website:


    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 11:03AM
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Take a sample of it to your local county extension service office. If they don't know they can send it to the university for ID.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 2:34PM
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