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shauna carr
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Anyone know of any good online resources, or books, for IDing various wild grasses? I have over a dozen different types of grasses in my yard that I'd love to try and ID. It doesn't seem to be of that much interest to some of the local plant experts in my area, so I've been having trouble finding good information that would help.
 
Neal Foley
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Location: union Maine
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By far, one of the best books is the classic, Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of the United States. It is thorough and simple to use. And unlike many other guides it gives you images of plants in many different stages. It still might be worth your while to take a pasture walk with a local extension agent or farmer who knows his stuff, but bring the guide and mark it. Once you gain some knowledge on identifying a few plants the rest of them go easier with the help of the key.

Good luck! Another suggestion is to post some photos to Permies and see if the community of experts can help.....
 
Steve Hoskins
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Location: NW lower Michigan
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Great source, Neal.

I have been using my local extension agency's turf grass weed ID tool. For me, that is Michigan State University. Their site is mobile friendly, but not as thorough as I would like. That being said, I usually do ID the grass, so maybe they know something over there... Just Maybe.
 
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