Annual bluegrass grows 6 to 8 inches high when left unmowed. This is an easy grass heads craft.
It is the dried flowering or fruiting part of the plant which contains the seeds.
Bluegrass seed head. For example on dandelions the yellow petals wilt and drop then are replaced by the fluffy white seed head. Other easy to identify seed heads on plants are sunflowers rudbeckia and coneflower. Like other cool season grasses kentucky bluegrass should be mowed higher than warm season grasses.
Flat with rough edges sheath sides overlap near top ligule prominent auricles none other slow emergence kentucky bluegrass species description p. Vegetative grassesseed heads p. On some plants the seed head is easily recognized and identified.
Its not a ground cover grass as it has a shallow root system and only grows to about 6 inches high. This makes the grass ideal for yards with children and dogs park areas and sports fields. Seedling characteristics seed 18 inch long.
When allowed to flower kentucky bluegrass has a panicle like seed head. The common lawn grasses kentucky bluegrass perennial ryegrass and tall fescue all produce seedheads as do some grassy weeds like annual bluegrass poa annua. Bluegrasses have the ability to recover from injury and disturbance due to its spreading rhizomes.
Grass heads for kids is a great spring craft and summer craft. Seedhead production requires energy from the plant so it is likely the turf will not only look stemmy due to the seed stalks but the turfgrass may even thin out. Vegetative grassesseed heads p.
Grass pastures can supply good yields of quality feed and the wide selection of grass species means that there is a grass to suit almost any growing condition or management need. Back side glossy shoot rounded. These seed heads form right in the center of the petals then ripen and dry as the petals fade and wilt.
Warm season bermudagrass for example is routinely kept near 1 inch tall but kbg should be mowed to 2 to 2 12 inches high. Kentucky bluegrass seed is better adapted to high foot traffic and compacted soil. Robust leaf blade medium green.
How to make a grass head. The plant tends to have a darker blue hue than other grasses. This factsheet identifies the main grass species that are used in pasture seed mixtures as well as one weed species quack grass.
How to make a grass head youtube. The leaf blade has a little crinkle in the middle. Grass seed head close up download this royalty free stock photo in seconds.
It continues to germinate throughout winter allowing several flushes of germination at any one site throughout the season. May have some hairs. Grass heads are so fun to make a.
Annual bluegrass is a cool season grass weed that starts germinating in late summer or fall as soil temperatures fall below 700f. If your grass seed head looks like a grain head with little fuzzies on it it could be the common bluegrass.