Is this a grass or a weed?

Asked April 26, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT

I have what could be a grass growing in my side yard. It is a lighter green than the fescue. It has circular stalks and it is not flexible. It is stiff. I wouldn't walk barefoot through it. I am attaching pictures. Some of it grows sideways.

Frederick County Maryland lawns and turf grassy weed poa trivialis poa annua weed grass annual bluegrass roughtstalk bluegrass

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Your first photo looks like poa trivialis (roughstalk bluegrass) a weed grass.
It also shows some poa annua (annual bluegrass) in the lower left-hand corner.

Click here for help with poa annua: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/annual-bluegrass
Note carefully the conditions that encourage this weed.

Click here for poa trivialis: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/roughstalk-bluegrass

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