In north New Jersey, this grassy plant that looks like wheat is growing in my backyard. The seed part is light cream color and the leaves are thin. I don't have the exact height but they're more than 1 ft and less than 2 ft.

What is this?

close up of the seeds

the full plant

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My guess is Orchard grass. A very wanted pasture grass for animals.orchard grass seed head

Identifying grasses is at the top of the most difficult to do. Need to see the cross section (thank you) as well as those Y connections on the grass and of courses the seed heads. What is it you want to do with your yard, your land?

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