Although Tuesday is usually the day I post all the wonderful photo gifts from you, my friends, today I shall continue yesterday’s post with the answer to my mystery weed.
Unable to to find a ‘for certain and sure answer’ I decided to chop out part of the plant and take it over to our neighbor who is an expert weed master. Paul and his son have a very successful spraying business.
Grabbing my trusty shovel, hopping onto the four-wheeler I drove down to the Priority Ditch and chopped out a large section of the plant—roots and all. Then I drove on over to our neighbor and politely asked for help in identifying this unusual grass.
“Goodness!” he exclaimed. “I didn’t know we had that invasive weed here. We’ve had information on this plant for a couple of years now, but haven’t seen it so far!”
Turns out this is a nasty invasive weed, sometimes planted as an ornamental in people’s yards. It’s hardy to Zone 3.
Needless to say that plant has been chopped out and dumped into the burn barrel!!!
Thank you everyone for your help! Because of the alarm bells that rang out loud and clear from you everyone in our neighborhood will be on the lookout for this exotic plant. Shovels and buckets and burn barrels will be Rabbitfoot Grasses new friend.
Tomorrow I will showcase my photo gifts,but for today I bring you this weed update. 🙂
Your friend on a Western Colorado farm