Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this grass?

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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
May 11, 2018 4:52 AM CST
If my memory is right, this dies soon after blooming.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 11, 2018 10:24 AM CST
If you were in Nevada, I would say Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) the bane of the desert.

Hmmm... apparently you have it too:

https://www.invasiveplantatlas...
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
May 11, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Looks like you got it. Thanks. I never heard of it but I see it along the highways now just at the edges and areas like the local abandoned railroad where they mow a couple of times a year. I thought it was very pretty. Glad I didn't bring it home.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
May 11, 2018 7:29 PM CST
No, you don't want this stuff. The Nevada Dept. of Forestry would rather battle a sagebrush fire than a cheatgrass fire. In Nevada, you can be fined for not getting rid of it.

There was just a piece on the evening news talking about the newest weapon in the cheatgrass battle - herds of goats! Smiling

Edited to add: Oops! Sheep - a flock of 650 of them. They eat 40 TONS of grass/sagebrush ... a month!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
May 11, 2018 7:57 PM CST
I wouldn't mind seeing goats around town. Thanks for teaching me something new.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
May 11, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Apparently, the flock of sheep are all yearlings and are working my side of town. I am on the hunt! If I find them, I will post photos. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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