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This Type of Grass feels sticky when touched

Posted by jgarden_2010 3 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 12:35

Hello, i have tried to find this on google but failed. This type of grass i may have to wait for it to grow more to see what it could be. I thought i could try here. This grass when u touch it is sticky or if you wear shorts it could give you paper cuts on your legs. I think its about almost 4 feet tall right now. Growing in wet/moist soil! Any idea what it may be ? Thank you.

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RE: This Type of Grass feels sticky when touched

Both sedges (Carex species) and pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) have sharp edges that can cut. Pampas grass is well known for that and most carex stay smaller than 4' so I'd go with a dwarf pampas, most likely.

RE: This Type of Grass feels sticky when touched

Hi there,
I think it is some segde/ Carex. There are at least 2 or 3 European species that grow in wet spots. (I did and gave some botany lessons at university in Germany, on native flora and grasses)
ID-Help for Carex: if you cut off a single bundle-like shoot, it should be triangular in shape. And the grass blades show a M-like shape, well slightly flattend, if you cut it in halves and look at the cross section.
And the sharp edges are typical as well.
Perhaps you can google Carex acutiformis, C. acuta, C. elata and see if the pictures ring a bell.
And I think you can cross Cortaderia from the list as it does badly with moisture in winter.
Perhaps that helps, bye Lin

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