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godjwood
03-31-2010, 04:50 PM
Hi,

Any idea what this weedy grass is? Just sprouting now in the Northeast.

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/9403/photopz.jpg

SeedPro
03-31-2010, 07:28 PM
Wild Onion?

Take a taste.

LushGreenLawn
03-31-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm not sure what it is, but its not wild onion. Wild onion does not grow in clumps like that.

tombo82685
03-31-2010, 07:40 PM
cant really tell from that, but if the grass has like white line in the middle and like a hollow inside part of the blade Its star of bethlehem. I know what your talking about though i see that everywhere, and around here its star of bethlehem.

RigglePLC
03-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Probably one of the minor flower bulbs. Stripped squill is a possibility. Does it have blue flowers a few days before the first mowing?
http://www.about-garden.com/e/en/676-striped-squill-puschkinia-libanotica/

Scilla is a possibility.
http://extension.unh.edu/fhgec/docs/sprbulbs.htm

SeedPro
03-31-2010, 08:39 PM
I'm not sure what it is, but its not wild onion. Wild onion does not grow in clumps like that.

It sure does.

CHARLES CUE
03-31-2010, 09:32 PM
Looks like a flower to me coming up be fore the grass like a johnny jump up as my wife calls them
Charles Cue

grenskpr
04-01-2010, 06:10 AM
grape hyisinths with the purple spike flower and lilly of the valley with the white bloom, both are a real biotch to supress, I've used Manor with MSO for pretty good control, They are short lived, one day you'll look up and they'll all be gone.... till next year.

grass4gas
04-01-2010, 07:02 AM
Wild crocus, or more commonly called Star of Bethlehem. It has a white flower. I use Chaser Ester on it. Seems to work.

It may take a few years until you kill all of it. The bulbs that are in the soil are not controlled. The plant has to be growing...same rule of thumb as with wild onion and wild garlic.

grenskpr
04-01-2010, 07:28 AM
You are right I don't know why I called it lilly of the valley and Manor is labeled for this. The thing that's confusing to me is why you'll have one lawn infested with it and a neighbor or other nearby lawn with none, tough sell trying to explain that.

John

jalderfer63
04-01-2010, 08:41 AM
Looks like wild garlic.

VARMIT COMMISSION
04-01-2010, 08:46 AM
I vote for crocus. You could always dig down and look for a clump of bulbs.

LushGreenLawn
04-01-2010, 11:08 PM
It sure does.

Not like that, plus it does not get dark green like that, its pretty pale compared to most grasses. Thats how it grows in DE anyway.

heathbar0
04-02-2010, 02:51 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=42062