Plant ID forum: Ornamental Grass?

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Name: Nancie
Virginia
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nancieo
Jul 23, 2016 12:03 PM CST
This grass cropped up in my garden. Is it a legitimate ornamental grass or a weed? Thanks.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 23, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Unless you consider sedge ornamental, it is a weed. In fact it is very hard to get rid of it as it grows from a "nut" often deep under ground and spreads enthusiastically.
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Name: Nancie
Virginia
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nancieo
Jul 23, 2016 12:33 PM CST
thanks.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 23, 2016 6:31 PM CST
Key word: enthusiastically

Which suggests (and rightly so) that this plant is excuberant in its endeavor to take over your yard (and happy to do so).
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 25, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Looks like a carex, not nut sedge.

Lotta peeps plant carex on purpose... Very different growth habit.

This is nut sedge:
http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/tagged/nut-sedge
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jul 25, 2016 9:06 AM CST
I agree Carex.

I have nut sedge/grass, all throughout our 'lawn'... Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus)

This one does look more like a Carex, though I'm not sure which one.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 25, 2016 11:24 AM CST
I still think it is a yellow sedge. The leaves look too rigid and strongly keeled to be Carex.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 25, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Maybe carex lurida?
http://www.earthtonesnatives.com/grasses/1229-lurid-sedge.ht...

Carex retrorsa?
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