Grassy Weed – Yellow Nutsedge

(Cyperus esculentus)

Yellow Nutsedge – also sometimes referred to as Yellow Nut-grass, Chufa Flatsedge, Chufa, Earth Almond and Rush Nut – is a perennial herb. Often occurring in areas with poor irrigation, Cyperus esculentus is a common weed of croplands, nurseries, and turf areas. Yellow Nutsedge can be found in most parts of North America.

Identifying Yellow Nutsedge -

Yellow Nutsedge can be identified as a rapidly spreading, grass-like perennial herb. It features three-ranked basal leaves that are flat or slightly corrugated. Its seedhead is yellowish-brown or straw-colored and its stem grows in the distinct triangular shape associated with sedges.

Yellow Nutsedge also features round hairless tubers that form at the ends of whitish rhizomes. Yellow Nutsedge does not form a chain of tubers like Purple Nutsedge.

Yellow Nutsedge Control -

Yellow Nutsedge is commonly a weed of poorly drained soils, so cultural weed control methods – including turf irrigation and water management – can help prevent this weed from spreading. However, professionally selected and applied weed control treatments are necessary for complete removal.

Yellow Nutsedge

Selective post-emergent weed control treatments are recommended to fight Yellow Nutsedge in your lawn and landscaping. A systemic weed control program ensures that the control product is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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