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Can someone ID this grass?

 
John C Robinson
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Location: Lynn, MA (Zone 6A)
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This grass has appeared in a salt-killed sun-baked patch next to my driveway. I used some Pennington 1 Step complete in a bare spot right near this area, so it got regular watering as that new seed was taking root. This is not that seed. The pennington stuff is mixed with a papery mulch, so I know where it was placed. That grass is a deep green and very thick right now. This grass is different; It has very fine blades, is rather sparse (probably due to bad soil right there), and is a pale or yellowish green. It actually looks pretty fragile, but I like the super fine blades.

 
John Wheeler
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Location: Slippery Rock, PA
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If you don't get an answer, try letting a small patch flower/go to seed and post a picture of that. It is much easier to identify grasses from the seed heads.
 
Dave Lodge
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Might be one of the filler seeds that green up quick, like annual ryegrass.
 
John C Robinson
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Thanks. I'll take pictures if it goes to seed.

I always thought annual ryegrass was crab grass.
 
Bryant RedHawk
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grab some of it and pull, if it comes up with shallow roots you have rough blue grass growing there. if not then it is a perennial rye.
 
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