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Nasty grass, new to me

Posted by dottyinduncan z8b coastal BC (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 15:53

In the last couple of years I've noticed a (new to me) grass growing in my veggie garden. It has long tendrils that reach up 2 feet or so through other plants. It has joints along these tendrils that break off quite easily and there are new grass plants growing at each joint. Any idea what it is?

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RE: Nasty grass, new to me

Pictures would help a lot!

RE: Nasty grass, new to me

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 13:05

I have it here also. A fork or Roundup works for me. Never a shovel or a tiller!

RE: Nasty grass, new to me

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 10:22

Maybe couch grass. Otherwise, if it is wiry and hard to pull up it might be quack grass. This is right in there with sheep's sorrel, horsetail and moring glory.

RE: Nasty grass, new to me

Look up quack grass on google

RE: Nasty grass, new to me

Sorry, I haven't been able to get pictures yet. I don't think it is quack grass. It is easy to pull out and doesn't seem to have the rhizomes to spread, It is segmented with a new plant growing at each segment. I'll try and get pics tomorrow. I appreciate the postings helping me identify it.

RE: Nasty grass, new to me

Bermuda grass, perhaps? You can do a Google image search.

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