Plant ID forum: What Grass?

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Name: Kim
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Chillybean
Nov 16, 2015 2:47 PM CST
I noticed this in my prairie patch last week. It doesn't look like any I've seen before. There's none of this out in the pasture that I am aware of.
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I showed this to a friend who knows plants and she didn't recognize it. She did say most native grasses would be brown by this time. Most does not mean all, so I thought to ask here. It's been a weird autumn and I did find some Canada Rye that is still green.

I do not know that this is enough to get an ID from, but I thought I'd try.

Thank you.

Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 16, 2015 4:06 PM CST
My first thought from the picture is orchard grass, Dactylis glomerata. Edit: how tall is it, just in case I'm thinking it's bigger than it actually is?
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 16, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Hmm... maybe about two to three feet. I can go back out tomorrow with a ruler to get a better measurement.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 16, 2015 8:40 PM CST

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Sue is right. It's Orchard-grass (Dactylis glomerata)
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 17, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Ah, bummer, I'll get that pulled. USDA says it is introduced here. Thank you so much for the replies.
Name: Greene
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greene
Nov 17, 2015 12:45 PM CST
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