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Lawn Care Guide: Grassy Weeds
Orchardgrass – Dactylis glomerata

Orchardgrass

Primarily used as forage grass (a crop grown for livestock to eat), orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) doesn’t have any place in your lawn. Fortunately, proper lawn maintenance an ... Read More
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Hare Barley

Hare barley, also known as winter barley or wild barley or by its Latin name, Hordeum murinum spp. Leporinum, is a seasonal cool weather weedy grass that is prevalent in western st ... Read More
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Goosegrass

One weed that has no real beneficial uses to humans is goosegrass, or Eleusine indica. It is very similar to crabgrass and the two weeds are often confused. There are a few things ... Read More
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Cheatgrass

A problem weed commonly found in lawns in Georgia is cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum). It is sometimes referred to as downy brome or downy chess. This grassy weed is found in most pa ... Read More
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Bromus

A fairly common grassy weed that makes appearences in lawns is brome (Bromus sp.). Actually, bromus is a large genus of grassy weeds with as many as 160-170 recognized species. T ... Read More
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Annual Ryegrass

One of the weeds that homeowners have to battle is annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum). Once a very popular cover crop, the annual ryegrass has transformed to a weedy nuisance in ... Read More
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Yellow Foxtail

Setaria glauca, commonly known as yellow foxtail, is a summer annual weed with shallow roots that is usually found in pasture and turf areas. Many confuse it for green foxtail, whi ... Read More
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Sandbur

Found throughout the Southern United States, sandbur (cenchrus) is a biennial or perennial grassy weed that you may encounter while performing lawn maintenance or weed control. Due ... Read More
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Junglerice

The weedy grass junglerice is one that is becoming more and more invasive in the United States. Known additionally by its Latin name, Echinochloa colona, junglerice is becoming mor ... Read More
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Wild Cane

Despite originating in northern Africa, wild cane (sorghum bicolor), a summer annual, can now be found in countries all over the world, including India, Mexico, and the United Stat ... Read More
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Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis) Pic 1

Green Foxtail

Most of us can easily identify the seed heads of foxtails in tall grasses or prairie areas. If you are outdoors anytime in late summer/early autumn, you can see these distinctive g ... Read More
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Crowfoot Grass

Dactyloctenium aegyptium, more commonly known as crowfoot grass, is common in Eastern and Southern states, particularly in states along shorelines. This grassy weed has benefits in ... Read More
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Giant Foxtail

Giant foxtail (Setaria faberi) is an annual summer weed that is also known as giant bristlegrass, Chinese foxtail, Japanese bristlegrass and Chinese millet. This plant is native to ... Read More
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Southern Crabgrass

Southern crabgrass (Digitaria ciliaris) is an annual invading species of grass. Also known by the names summer grass, tropical crabgrass and topical finger-grass, this hardy weed g ... Read More
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Johnsongrass

Sorghum halepense is known more colloquially as Johnsongrass and is considered one of the 10 most invasive weeds in the world. Johnsongrass is prevalent on every continent except A ... Read More
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