Swamp Timothy?

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  1. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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  2. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    Clayton.................anyone? Is that what some refer to as Swamp Timothy? We have more of it this year than in years past. Good? Bad?
     
  3. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Kinda looks like plain ol Timothy to me. What's the problem ? Good lookin' corn.
     
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    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    WHUP. Yeah, I'm not complaining...........corn crop is very good this year. We almost always have predominately smartweed and millet grow in-between the corn areas. Just seemed odd that this Timothy came on so strong this year and out of nowhere. I thought the same thing..........looked like plain old Timothy. Was not sure of the value of it for ducks and then I read about this Swamp Timothy that I have never heard of before. Was just curious.

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  5. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    That is a heck of a stand. I usually only see a few scattered plants or room sized patches. Yes it is considered s desirable food source.
     
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  6. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks Clayton. Is this just regular old Timothy or Swamp Timothy. If it's desirable probably don't matter. Just curious.
     
  7. bwelty

    bwelty Elite Refuge Member

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    [​IMG]This is swamp timothy.
     
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    bwelty Elite Refuge Member

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    Could this be it? I'm not 100% sure, but did not know what swamp timothy was?

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