Plant ID forum: Help! Grass or weed identification!

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Denver, Colorado
AB72314
Jul 25, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Hi all. I'm new to this site and looking for some help identifying the type of grass in pic. Not sure if it's a weed or type of grass. I overseeded with Scott's sun and shade mix and this is whats come up.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 25, 2017 6:15 PM CST
Your picture did not make it. Can you try again?
Porkpal
Denver, Colorado
AB72314
Jul 25, 2017 6:43 PM CST
sorry. had a few issues with the upload. any answers would be great. thanks
to me its similar to crabgrass except its not clumped like crabgrass it breaks up to single or double bladed plants.

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Bonehead
Jul 25, 2017 6:46 PM CST
Does your bag of seed include the species that are included? If so, you can search the database (or internet) for photos of those grasses and see if you find a match. I think mixed grass seed often contains annual grass to get things moving quickly and this may be one of those.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 25, 2017 7:35 PM CST
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Or post the list of species here so we have an idea whether it was likely one of them. Otherwise unless someone recognizes the grass from the pictures, we (or at least I) would need to see some of the characteristics in more detail, such as a close-up of where the leaf pulls away from the sheath.
Denver, Colorado
AB72314
Jul 25, 2017 7:50 PM CST
ok thanks. here is the list of what's in the mix.
9.76% Wendy Jean Creeping Red Fescue
9.75% Fenway Creeping Red Rescue
8.77% Citation Fore Perennial Ryegrass
8.28% Silver Dollar Perennial Ryegrass
6.34% Moonshine Kentucky Bluegrass
2.92% Abbey Kentucky Bluegrass
2.92% Right Kentucky Bluegrass
0.25% other crop seed
0.01% weed seed
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 26, 2017 3:46 AM CST
Thanks, I'm not sure it is one of those - can your camera do close-ups? If so can you try and get a picture of the auricles and ligule? This picture shows where they are, you'll need to pull a leaf blade a little away from the sheath:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:

Can you also look at how the blades emerge from the sheath, whether they are rolled or folded as in this picture:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:

Another option if you aren't able to do the above would be to email the pictures to Scotts or take a piece of the grass to your local Extension office if there is one.

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