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Old 09-03-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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What's the little grass that resembles miniature bamboo? Also, am I correct in identifying the ferns as lady fern?


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Old 09-03-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Nepalese brown top?

PLANTS Profile for Microstegium vimineum (Nepalese browntop) | USDA PLANTS
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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We call them weeds in my profession.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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looks like japanese stilt grass to me. My yard is full of it. It's a menace. apparently responds to preen, as well as roundup, and string trimming before it drops seeds in the summer.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Sadly, I think it is Japanese stiltgrass.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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It is Japanese Stilt grass (aka China packing grass) and is horribly invasive without aggressive actions. Lucky found another "common" name for it, one I hadn't heard before, same scientific name.

Japanese Stilt Grass Alert : Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources : Arlington, Virginia

I don't know enough ferns really well enough to ID based in the picture. Many are very similar in appearance and it will be little things that make a difference in what they are called. The following link is a good one for fern ID and you should be able to match up location, height and color to have a good ID.

Hardy Ferns
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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Upper left in photo is poison ivy isn't it? kinkytoes, do you have a smart phone? If so there is a pretty cool App called "leafsnap" which allows you to snap a photo of a leaf and then it identifies the plant for you.
http://amazingnews.org/leafsnap-smar...-trees/561890/


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We call them weeds in my profession.
One man's weed is another person's forb. Weeds require pulling, forbs can just be let alone for the sake of wildlife.

Is It a Forb, a Weed, or Both?

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:59 AM
 
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One man's weed is another person's forb. Weeds require pulling, forbs can just be let alone for the sake of wildlife.

Is It a Forb, a Weed, or Both?
I would never think of messing with another man's forb?
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Upper left in photo is poison ivy isn't it? kinkytoes, do you have a smart phone? If so there is a pretty cool App called "leafsnap" which allows you to snap a photo of a leaf and then it identifies the plant for you.
Leafsnap: Smart Phone App Identifies Trees | Amazing News

I'm guessing it's Virginia creeper. "Leaflets three, leave it be."


One man's weed is another person's forb. Weeds require pulling, forbs can just be let alone for the sake of wildlife.
There is some of that grass behind my house. If the grass is left alone, will it take over? Kudzu is kinda pretty also, but I know what that can do.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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There's poison ivy and virginia creeper in the picture as well, and I don't have a smart phone. I have a blackberry, but only because it is for work. I'm one of the people who doesn't use facebook etc. It is already bad enough I'm being tracked on the internet. Might as well minimize the damage.
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