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

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