Houzz Logo Print

This Grassy Weed is infesting my lawn!

10 years ago

Your help in identifying this is appreciated. I'm between quackgrass or perennial/annual rye. There is a very slight tinge of purple/red in the white area of the stem near the root but it is mostly white. Some of them have a fuzzy/hairy stem at the bottom up until the first blade. Also, I'm not knowledgeable enough to determine if the horizontal roots on my picture are actually roots, or if they're the telltale rhyzomes of the dreaded quack grass. What's weird is that these weeds definitely pay attention to the border with one of my neighbor's yards so it makes me wonder if it's something the previous owners of my home planted before I moved in last fall.

Here's one more photo with a close up of the stem:

This post was edited by ebnub on Thu, May 30, 13 at 2:16

Comments (4)

Ed Ball Landscape Architecture
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars30 Reviews
Exquisite Landscape Architecture & Design - “Best of Houzz" Winner