Grass Identification?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Catmoose1347, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2014
    I'm thinking about starting an alpaca herd. This is my pasture now:


    I know, pretty sad, right? Does anyone know what type of grass this is, and if alpacas can eat it? (After I clean up the pasture, of course.)


    Sorry if the pictures aren't clear enough. I did the best I could...
  2. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps


    The seed stalk looks a lot like reed canary grass, but the rest looks somewhat unfamiliar so I won't comment. Reed canary was a popular pasture grass in our area once upon a time because it tolerates heavy, wet soils that our dairy cattle grazed on.

    I will say that if you are looking for pasture advice, your first stop is your local extension office. Ours hosts clinics on pasture management as well, and it is a growing focus of agriculture. Check it out.

    I know nothing about alpacas other than they look marvelously awkward after they are sheared!
  3. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see you are in WA? Then I think my guess is probably right.

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