Unknown grass

Asked October 2, 2019, 7:23 PM EDT

I have this grass growing in my yard. Can any one tell me what type of grass this is? I have been seeding my lawn with tall fescue and lately this type of grass has been growing and taking over my lawn.

St. Mary's County Maryland lawns and turf weeds plant identification kyllinga

1 Response

That may be Kyllinga. Compare to these photos, looking for rays of grass connected just under the 'blossom', which is characteristic:
https://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/green-kyllinga

It is not an easy weed to control, but since it is a sedge, there are specific chemicals (see the link) that can work.


Christine