Whidbey Island WA, USA - Grass w/fuzzy blooms (heads?)

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  1. SunniDaze

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    I photographed this stand on Pass Island between Canoe & Deception passes on June 20, 2012. Full sun.
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    That is very similar looking to an annual grass I have growing here - one I've known as a dog's tail grass. Maybe a lead.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    After looking more closely, I do think this is Cynosurus echinatus, aka "bristly dogstail grass, rough dog's-tail and hedgehog dogtail.

    It is native to southern Europe, and it is known in the Americas and Australia as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed.
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     
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