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This grass is a very good lawn grass, showed mowed and unmowed, and I would like to buy seeds for it. Of course, I can't do that unless I know what it is. It does not spread, it doesn't turn brown during winter or during droughts, and it is exceptionally shade tolerant. What kind of grass is it?

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My initial thought was the weed "Annual Bluegrass". Take a look here: The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification & here: Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania from Penn State University. If it's a desirable grass type for a lawn, I'm wondering if it's "Rough bluegrass" instead (taking into account your location)... –  Mike Perry Oct 20 '11 at 2:20
    
That is not it. –  jmusser Oct 23 '11 at 1:47
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It's not what? Then please explain why it's not. I'm not questioning you, but your explanation might give helpful information we can use in further identification... –  Mike Perry Oct 23 '11 at 22:38
    
It is not either of the grasses mentioned above. I have some of them as well. –  jmusser Oct 26 '11 at 1:30
    
Ok! can you please try to give more information on the unknown glass eg Its blade structure. Also did you try to identify it via The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification? –  Mike Perry Oct 26 '11 at 2:16
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That looks like fescue to me. Fescue does not spread (with the exception of some rhizomous varieties) and is very shade tolerant. It's down side is that it will need a lot of water in hot/dry climates if it is not in the shade.

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What kind of fescue? –  jmusser Dec 8 '11 at 2:28
    
Couldn't say, sorry. –  Shane Dec 20 '11 at 19:19
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That is tall fescue, a common lawn grass in cool region areas. I found the answer by planting different grass seed types until I found one that matched.

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