Is this lemongrass?

Asked September 4, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT

I bought lemongrass seeds from Amazon. My lemongrass looks different than online pictures. I have eight plants. They grew 5 ft. stalks in one summer, smells nothing like lemons, & is growing a brown fuzzy 1 foot shoot on top. The seeds look different as well. Thank you.

Lubbock County Texas

3 Responses

Hi, thank you for the question. The photos certainly do not look like Lemon Grass. You can look up lemon grass online to compare:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbopogon

To be sure you are getting what you want it will work out better to purchase lemon grass starters from a nursery.

Not a positive ID, but it looks to be a type of Millet. It is often grown for bird seed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millet