A perennial grass weed which can reach a height of 120 cm. Prefers nutrient-rich, fresh to moist sandy loam soils.
Rough bluegrass [Poa trivialis]
The young plant can be recognized by the thin, erect leaves (Picture 1). The plant tends to have dense tillering. The leaf blade is smooth and terminates in a tip. The underside is glossy with a distinct double ridge. The ligules are long, smooth and sparsely serrated. Without auricles. The rough slender stem grows to around 50cms, the panicle has 5-6 branches with small multiflorous spikelets (Picture 3). The glume is sharply keeled, not hairy (Picture 4).
Rough stalked meadowgrass