Grass, Weed or Seedling?

One of the hardest things in the Grass Collection at the Arboretum is weeding good grasses from the weedy ones. And when seedlings are added to the mix, this is what you get: Image

in the photo, there is one tall shoot of quackgrass in the center of this clump; most of the small seedlings are weeds, Seteria or foxtail, I think, and at the edges, left and back are some shoots of the grass tath is supposed to be here: a variegated Miscanthus ‘Rigoletto’. It can be a challenge to know what is what. Early spring is a time for weeding, weeding, weeding!

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University of Minnesota Professor and Extension Horticulturist
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