yard grass


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yard grass

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(Plants) an Old World perennial grass, Eleusine indica, with prostrate leaves, growing as a troublesome weed on open ground, yards, etc. Also called: wire grass
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Noun1.yard grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowersyard grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
Eleusine, genus Eleusine - annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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The first general decision was to eliminate rear yard grass altogether, since it was just too shady to grow good grass.
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Annual grass species - barn yard grass and green, yellow, and giant foxtail.