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Anyone know what this is?

Last post 08-09-2016 5:41 PM by Julie. 5 replies.

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  • 31/07/2016 09:33 PM
    • boylie
    • Woodbridge
    • 27 Apr 2013
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    IMG_1033a.jpg Hi this year the plant in the attached picture has appeared in my lawn, there's lots of it and it seems to reappear even after mowing. Does anyone know what it is and it is a serious pest? Boylie

  • 01/08/2016 08:02 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Hi, looks like a reed or sedge to me. Do you have any similar plants nearby? The plants look as if they are the result of seeding. I'd have thought they would not be able to stand regular mowing. Might have to resort to applying Roundup Gel if they are that persistent. Blackstart

  • 01/08/2016 08:09 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Also, I don't think it is Woodrush but just in case see this link: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=481 Blackstart

  • 01/08/2016 09:09 PM
    • boylie
    • Woodbridge
    • 27 Apr 2013
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    Hi there is a much larger plant (about 12" tall) that looks similar but no visible seeds. So I'm a bit confused why there are so many of these new plants in the lawn. Boylie

  • 02/08/2016 08:28 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Hi, the seeds of these plants are not always obvious and can be extremely small. I have a Carex elata 'Knighthayes' in my garden and although the flowers are easy to see, the seeds are not and it comes up all over the place. Blackstart

  • 08/09/2016 05:41 PM
    • Julie
    • London
    • 28 Apr 2009
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     looks like pendulous sedge to me, I get those little seedlings