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Mystery grass?

bdaunceybdauncey Posts: 9
Hi, this plant has appeared in my garden - looks like some sort of grass - has anybody any ideas?


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,151
    Is it quite hard with sharp, serrated edges to the leaves?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • bdaunceybdauncey Posts: 9
    Hi, the points are quite soft and the leaves are not serrated. There are raised lines going down the length of the leaves
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited April 2019
    I had some of that come up in my garden. I kept it for over a year in a pot but it never did anything like flower etc so I threw it away. I thi k it's a weed to be honest. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,642
    Could be that stuff that comes from bird feeders. Blowed if l can remember the name .....
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,651
     carex pendula ?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,387
    Looks like a Carex but not pendula, the flowers are wrong
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,651
    nutcutlet said:
    Looks like a Carex but not pendula, the flowers are wrong
    they're a bit pale, but I thought it might be a quirk of the light/ camera/ digital photography.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,337
    There are Carexes with wheat-like flowers, so it might be one of those.
    Perhaps from bird food?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Know idea what it's called but we have it everywhere in the garden even in the cracks of the curb stones. What every you do don't let the long arching spires grow or they will be everywhere. I have been trying to get rid of it of more than ten years. dig it up is what I thought but the seed seem to lay dormant for a year or two them up they come. 
  • bdaunceybdauncey Posts: 9
    I think Hostafan1 is correct, as the flowers are more yellow than the photo suggests. On Google Images, although there are variations, there are several photos that match exactly.
    Thanks again!
    PS we do have a bird feeder.
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