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weeds that seed in yard looks like grass

How to identify: nutsedge has long and narrow leaves and flowers that look like a brush. They can be yellow mid-summer and purple in late summer.

How to identify: it has a foxtail-like head growing on a grass-like stalk. It can be as short as 10cm and as tall as 100cm. The seed head is usually green or purple.


How to identify: it has green leaves during the summer and orange leaves during the fall. It grows upright, and you’ll usually find them growing in small narrow bunches.

Smooth bromegrass is an invasive hardy perennial that has adapted enough to even survive in colder regions. Just like nutsedge, it spreads by rhizomes. This makes its spread quick and difficult to control.

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Appearance: This common lawn weed has a strong taproot; leaves are deeply notched. Yellow flowers mature to puffballs. Dandelion seeds are like parachutes that fly away in the wind—they’re the plants that you would blow on and “make a wish” when you were younger.

Where It Grows: Sunny or shady landscape, lawn, or garden areas

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Appearance: This garden weed has light green leaves that look like clover and cup-shape yellow flowers in summer and fall.

Where It Grows: Lawns and gardens in sun or shade

Type: Broadleaf perennial