I live in New Mexico (zone 7a) and my yard is basically a desert. However, I was surprised to discover some grass growing near the edge of my patio slab today. I didn't plant it and I certainly haven't watered it, so I was surprised to see it!

I'm hoping someone can identify what this stuff is so maybe I can plant it elsewhere since it seems to like growing here!

Bigger versions here: https://i.stack.imgur.com/VhLg1.jpg

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  • I'm starting to worry that they're sticker burrs. :(
    – iLikeDirt
    Jan 27, 2015 at 2:16
  • I don't know what the grass is, but the reason its growing where it is is because its near a paving slab - the soil beneath stone will be damper than exposed ground, so there's no guarantee that whatever it is will grow well in the rest of your plot.
    – Bamboo
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:53

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It grew up to be a kind of Foxtail. This stuff grows really well and produces a nice green grass--but eventually becomes an annoying Foxtail, spreads its seeds, and then immediately dies.

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