Another Grass ID Post

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Another Grass ID Post

Postby CCCowman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:23 am

Orchard grass????


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Re: Another Grass ID Post

Postby Dogs and Cows » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:54 am

We call that grease grass here in my neck of the woods...I think it is also known as Purple Top...not positive on that though. I have a decent amount and the cows graze it readily. If I am wrong...someone will correct me.

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Re: Another Grass ID Post

Postby CCCowman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:11 am

Dogs and Cows wrote:We call that grease grass here in my neck of the woods...I think it is also known as Purple Top...not positive on that though. I have a decent amount and the cows graze it readily. If I am wrong...someone will correct me.

Tim


Thanks Tim! A quick Google of "Grease Grass" (Purple Top) ... that sho' enough looks exactly like it. Just bought some land and that's all that one it. Sure hope the cows like it!!
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Re: Another Grass ID Post

Postby M.Magis » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:47 am

Grease grass. Also heard it called purple top and red top. I don't much care for it, but cows seem to eat it okay. Comes on heavy in some of my poorer hay fields in August, similar to broom sedge. I think I read it's an indicator of low pH.
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Re: Another Grass ID Post

Postby greybeard » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:03 am

Continuing the quest for un planted oddities, I found these growing yesterday and had to look them up. First ones I've ever seen here. Interestingly, these particular ones have no leaves at all, just a stalk coming out of the ground, tho all the others I've seen elsewhere did have leaves of some kind. Spider lily.. I think the exact variety is hymenocallis liriosme . I'm told, the leaves, that look similar to the common amaryllis only show up after the bloom has died.
All parts of the plant are considered toxic to dogs, cats, horses and cattle due to alkaloids. Not really a lily but a member of the amaryllis family.

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There is a red flowering plant similar to this, but is a completely different critter.
In Japan, it's seen around graves, along rice patties to kill rats and all over cemeteries. Known as the Dead Man's plant or the be nice plant. I've seen it in the US in more than one state. lycoris radiata
Toxic as well.

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Re: Another Grass ID Post

Postby Rajela » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:07 am

Naked Ladies????
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