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Q.Identity Grass

Zone 8b, Florida | Wease48 added on March 11, 2024 | Answered

Any idea what this grass is? It’s invading an area of sand that I would like to keep sand!

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Answered on March 11, 2024

My best guess would be Kikuyu Grass (Cenchrus/Pennisetum clandestinus). It is not native to your area, but was introduced from east Africa to here, where it is considered invasive.

Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of this aggressive pest is through chemical control. They spread by runner, seed, and any stolon that breaks off of the plants, making it incredibly difficult to kill. General herbicides will be the answer.

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