Identify plant- very invasive

m0m3b0ysJuly 10, 2010

I live on a wooded lot next to a river. This plant grows around the edges of the woods and in the woods down to the river. It seems to crowd everything out.

Can you tell me what it is?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks to be a grass, perhaps a Dichanthelium. Have you seen any with flowers?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 8:07PM
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I have not seen any with flowers.

This plant reminds me of another weed I've had in my gardens that gets a blue flower, but I really don't think it is the same plant.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 9:52AM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

The leaves can look a bit like dayflower. Here's a link that might help. When it mentions a "ligule" it means a membranous bit of tissue on the inside of the leaf where it meets the stem. Sometimes the ligule can have hairs in panic grasses.

Here is a link that might be useful: Deer-tongue Panic Grass

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 10:58AM
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I found some of the plants that went to seed. I think you are right on that it is Dichanthelium.

Now if i can keep it out of my edge of the woods. The ferns seem to win over it.


    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 10:34PM
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My guess would be Deer-tongue Grass or Deer-tongue Panic Grass (Dichanthelium clandestinum)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 9:24PM
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