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unknown grass [plant  
I thought I was planting seeds from my Drosera King Marston, but when they sprouted, I got this tall grass plant. Many seeds were planted and I have this growing. The roots extend through the bottom of the pot in the water tray 8-9". Do you know the name of this plant and is there any reason to keep it?

Hi Robert,

No.  This is common reed grass that is a common weed among carnivorous plants.  It's really easy to pick up seeds from this, so best eliminate it.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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