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roadside tall grass I.D.

Posted by jomercer z7 MD (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 24, 09 at 15:24

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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RE: roadside tall grass I.D.

  • Posted by donn_ 7b, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 24, 09 at 18:38

Do the flower heads look like this:


RE: roadside tall grass I.D.

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: V for victory grass

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