I thought I would have a go at identifying the grasses in my front garden - it doesn't really have a proper lawn, I don't think it's been sown with a lawn mixture - so I think whatever random grasses are there have probably self-seeded naturally. In the way of identification aids I had an old Observers guide and a brief guide to some common grass species printed off from the internet.
|Grasses and identification aids.|
|Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus). I recognise it by its soft fuzzy leaves and purpley-red stripes around the bottom of the stem.|
|Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata).|
|Mystery grass 1!|
|Mystery grass 2!|