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Long trailing grass

Posted by ians_gardener z5 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 7:39

This grass is approx. 3 feet long, trailing down a slope....
I'm zone 5 in Ontario, Canada


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RE: Long trailing grass

Looks like Bermuda grass.

Elaine


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Bermuda in Canada?? I don't know the plant personally but isn't it a warm climate grass?


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I can't say whether it's Bermuda or not. The blades taper more than I'm used to.

USDA says "a few hardy strains of Bermudagrass persist in areas with sub-zero winter temperatures (USDA plant hardiness zones 5 and 6)."
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ Internet/ FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/ publications/ wvpmcpg7038.pdf

The Bermuda in my lawn -- whatever variety it is -- unfortunately survived our -2* F winter (6b instead of our supposed-to-be-7a) with no visible die-back. 8-(


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It isn't Bermuda, and also not Eremochloa (Centipede Grass). Both are more southern species. See if Zoysia japonica is a match. The BONAP maps do list that for Canada.


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The central stem of this grass is very coarse.....I can post more pics other than this one if necessary....
I appreciate the time you folks are trying to id this grass...bugs me not knowing what it is....


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A picture of the seed head would help a lot. Bermuda grass has star shaped seed heads.


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I agree with bermuda grass... I hate this grass.


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" Bermuda grass has star shaped seed heads."

I will take a look and report back....

Thanks for the info....


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