ID this grass #805956

Asked August 12, 2022, 1:29 PM EDT

This grass starts sprouting in my meadow-like backyard in July. It goes to seed in late summer/early fall. -what is it? -if it is invasive, should I put in the effort to pull it up? ☹️ -if it is native, is there any reason I shouldn’t just let it be? Thanks, Ruth

Anne Arundel County Maryland

Expert Response

Hi Ruth - This looks like nimblewill. It actually is a native warm-season grass. It has a finer look than traditional tall fescue lawn grass, and it does turn to brown patches in the cool season. It is a perennial grass that will gradually spread over time. If you don't mind the look of it, it is absolutely fine to just leave it be, rather than trying to fight what wants to be here naturally.  If you do decide you want to manage it in a lawn setting, here is our webpage about nimblewill with more information.

Christa Carignan Replied August 12, 2022, 4:35 PM EDT

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