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Identify plant- very invasive

Posted by m0m3b0ys Central PA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 10, 10 at 17:14

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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RE: Identify plant- very invasive

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

RE: Identify plant- very invasive

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.

RE: Identify plant- very invasive

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

RE: Identify plant- very invasive

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.


RE: Identify plant- very invasive

My guess would be Deer-tongue Grass or Deer-tongue Panic Grass (Dichanthelium clandestinum)

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