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Old 03-03-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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We've always had a patch of a different species of grass near a tree in our front yard. It's odd because we were the first to build a home on our 5 acres and it used to be a farm. I looks a lot like dwarf mondo grass. Can anyone help identify?

Here it is meeting the regular grass:




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I'm pretty positive it is, indeed, mondo, but is there any way that it could have grown naturally? The last time another family would have lived on this land would have been near the civil war.
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There's lots of ways that seeds travel so it's very possible. They stick to animals, fly around, even pass through them when they poop.
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Yeah, Mondo grass flowers, birds eat seeds, travels unexpectedly. This is something people don't realize with "invasive" species, it's not just your plants in your yard moving slowly, but the plant's natural tendency to propagate via seed. Not that Mondo is invasive to my knowledge, but just wanted to share that it's common particularly if it's under a tree, power line etc... I've seen rows of plants under power lines for miles because birds ate seeds, and pooped the seed out while sitting under the power line.
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Does it make tiny blue flowers in the summer? Can't be too many grasses that fit that description.
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Not that I recall, but we have been mowing over it unknowingly. If it is, indeed, mondo, I plan to dig a boat of it up and get it growing in a different part of the yard.

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