What is this weed?

fishacuraJuly 27, 2014

Have a pervasive weed and cannot figure out what it is. I think it might be bermudagrass but not quite sure. I have attached a picture. It looks like it'd be tall but it actually creeps. Pretty tough stalk (tougher than grass). Any ideas out there? Seems to be fairly localized but very slowly spreading out.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Where do you live?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 3:59PM
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Pennsylvania. Outside Philly. Also, it does not die off in the winter. It comes back in the same area each summer and spreads very slowly each year.

This post was edited by fishacura on Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 11:01

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:20PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

It's Bermuda grass, I have it and constantly battled it, until I figured a few things out. Best way to control it is to edge your beds (no weed fabric in the beds, it's a waste of time with Bermuda!) and kind of dig down just a bit to settle the edging in below the surface a bit, then just keep it pulled out of your beds whenever you see it intruding or a tuft coming up. It's resilient stuff.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 2:16PM
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Thanks! It's actually not in my beds....it's in my lawn. No idea how it got there and it's isolated to one section. There are a few product out there it looks like....not sure which to use. Ugh! Well, at least it's somewhat isolated. Thanks for the confirmation.

If anyone has experience with this in their lawn and a good story about how they got rid of it, please let me know.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 3:08PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That's one of the grasses that *is* lawn around here.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 9:25AM
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