Help identifying pond plant

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Can someone tell me what type of plant this is and best way to get rid of it (completely remove). Roots are too imbedded in liner to pull out.

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Are the roots in the liner or just in a huge mass and seem to be in the liner?

I have had to chop roots out they are so tangled you think they are going through the liner.

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Welcome to the GPF! I'm sorry to tell you (as are my aching hands, arms, back, and legs) that the only way to get rid of it completely is to get rid of the roots and all. (See my post "My grassy day" for my own pond plant saga.)

I would just start yanking and pulling and digging and chopping. Whatever you have to do to get it out. Anything that you leave behind will only come back bigger and stronger - it's nature's way.
 
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Where are you? Looks like a native wetland grass. Doubt that you can eliminate it. Just prune it as you would the lawn.....
 
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yes, growing in the pond. Very aggressive, VERY dense root base, not really an option to pull them out. Have cut them down but they return very quickly.
 

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Are there fish in there? How did the grass get in there.........meaning did you plant a little and it took over or did it just appear? If it just appeared then I would be afraid even if you were able to remove it that it would just come back. If you put it in there or someone did and you can't get it out off liner then seems to me the only way would be to start all over by pulling out liner and putting in a new one. If you have fish in there I don't know how you will collect them before you do all this. Using weed killer would just ruin the liner anyways and kill all the life in there. This is awful for you!
 
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Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Picta', a mighty fine mat forming aquatic plant, superb for stabilising insecure wet margins. You might try levering it up with some sturdy plank to cut it into movable chunks
 
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yes, growing in the pond. Very aggressive, VERY dense root base, not really an option to pull them out. Have cut them down but they return very quickly.
Maybe you need some professional help. Unless you dig it all out, you'll never be rid of it.
 
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