Tall grass

Asked July 21, 2016, 7:10 AM EDT

Can you let me know what kind of grass this is? It's at least 10' tall. It looks like the seeds are forming at the top and I want to get rid of it if it's a bad plant before it seeds. Thank you

Montgomery County Maryland grass plant identification weed

1 Response

Grass identifications can be tricky.
This looks like it could be a type of Sorghum Johnsongrass. If it is, it is considered a pest of agricultural crops in Maryland and should be controlled. (pulled).

Here is a page from the USDA that has some photos of other plant parts that should help you decide: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SOHA#