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Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be?

Posted By: LJBass

Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/09/20

Plant structure is close to what timothy looks like, but that may be because they are new seedlings. All of the cool seasons I can identify have headed, so it may be warm season. Very small seeds. Any guesses?

Left -Right
Fescue, Orchard, Timothy, mystery grass.
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Posted By: High_Noon

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/09/20

Looks like young Spear Grass... aka Texas Wintergrass or Heteropogon Contortus.

Spear Grass

Maybe not though. The "shafts are too short. Can you grab one of those spindly shafts and pull it out of the seed pod - and do they have a barbed spear at the end?
Posted By: MtnBoomer

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/09/20

Don't you have 5 shown, 3 named? Or?
Posted By: Tansun

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/09/20

looks like green grass to me, can ya smoke?
Posted By: LJBass

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Don't you have 5 shown, 3 named? Or?


I do, i care about number 4. Never saw number 5 before, but only found the 1 sample, so dont need it identified.

Have a lot of #4 coming in. Perk of the new grazing scheme. Just got a lot of grasses coming back that i dont know about.
Posted By: LNF150

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Prairie dropseed. Maybe.
Posted By: LeroyBeans

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Originally Posted by LNF150
Prairie dropseed. Maybe.

I dont think so.
Posted By: MtnBoomer

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Originally Posted by LJBass
Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Don't you have 5 shown, 3 named? Or?


I do, i care about number 4. Never saw number 5 before, but only found the 1 sample, so dont need it identified.

Have a lot of #4 coming in. Perk of the new grazing scheme. Just got a lot of grasses coming back that i dont know about.

OK, good luck. I don't like 5 if it matters.
Posted By: Txwildman

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Looks like a panic grass - maybe green panic just starting to seed out
Posted By: LJBass

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Originally Posted by High_Noon
Looks like young Spear Grass... aka Texas Wintergrass or Heteropogon Contortus.

Spear Grass

Maybe not though. The "shafts are too short. Can you grab one of those spindly shafts and pull it out of the seed pod - and do they have a barbed spear at the end?


I'll take a look

Originally Posted by Txwildman
Looks like a panic grass - maybe green panic just starting to seed out


I'll look into it

You guys are at a disadvantage because we are scattered all over the country. However, I've been beating the bushes here, Closest thing I've found local was Reeds canary grass, but it was bigger and more robust from the thickness of the stand to the size of the plant. I suppose I should feel good about finding all these new species this year. Seems like a good problem to have with the new grazing managment.

Thanks for the help
Posted By: gregintenn

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

We have a rye grass (not to be confused with rye) that favors that. Not sure if it is native to your locale.
Posted By: sdgunslinger

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

looks kinda like green needlegrass , which is common in these parts
Posted By: FatCity67

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

Originally Posted by sdgunslinger
looks kinda like green needlegrass , which is common in these parts


Most certainly not to be confused with a green needle dick.
Posted By: Chisos

Re: Farmers and Ranchers, know what this grass might be? - 06/10/20

#5 Looks like the beginnings of green wheat. Don't see any spear grass in that bunch,also.
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