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We used to see plenty of this type of grass, but not so much now.  What type is it?


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Looks like some sort of barley type, meadow barley perhaps.
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Foxtail grass perhaps
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Wall barley I think. We used to call them dick darts as kids, as the heads were always full of tiny Beatles and we used to throw them at each other. Whole wars were fought wither lol!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Haha tiny Pauls And Ringos!! 
  • Yes, we used to do the same Flinster - playing darts with the grass - simple pleasures back then.  Thanks for the inputs. Foxtail grass - just goggled it -thanks K67.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I think you see this where dogs pee. The edges of parks near the gates are full of it.
  • What pee or foxtail grass?  Mental note not to pick the grass.  I was hoping to collect some in the hope that it may seed/germinate in our garden although we don't have a dog.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited June 2018
    Both - full of dog pee and dog-pee-grass. I would guess it's to do with high levels of nitrogen that this grass likes. Only my personal theory, mind you.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017
    On the farm we called it Meadow Barley 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    we used to stab each other with the ends as kids :s

    Talking of wild grasses, i find them very interesting with some very attractive seed heads etc. In a local clearing near the woods there was a big sea of hip high pink grass every year, it was lovely.

    I took a pic of this one that popped up in my flower bed, i think it's lovely but I can't bring myself to weed it out. I am a grass anorak :D
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