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Need some weed ID help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CRM Lawncare, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    This is showing up in a ton of my tall fescue yards in my area of NC. I'm not the best at weed ID's and this one resembles several. Comparing it to pics on the net it looks like goosegrass but I'm not sure. Can anybody help?



  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    do you have a pic of the seed head? If you do I'll be able to tell you if it's goose grass or not real fast.

    it possibly could be spike grass. but thats a long shot.
  3. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    TC, that's a NC strain of Maui Wowie. For a quick check, light one end and see if any old hippies show up.
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    put up a pic of in the yard. That might help with the i.d. Looks to me like goose grass or maybe crab grass, though hard to tell from that pic.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Man i would like to have it in my hat.
  6. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    goose grass
  7. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    I'm curious why you guys think this is goose grass, since its a summer annual and should be dying out now...Goose grass is easy to id by the wagon wheel white center....Did this just show up or has it been in your yards all summer??
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    they would show up if I lighted that had a remote smell of maui wowie.
  9. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    That looks alot like some form of common bermuda.I take it that it hasn't just appeared now,since it's looks well established and the upper portion looks as though it's been under dirt(as in running)
  10. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Posts: 148

    My first thought was that of NickN but it would be helpful if you had a picture of it in the grass. then I could tell for sure

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