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Re: CULT: Nutgrass and Nihilator

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Nutgrass and Nihilator
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:28:34 -0600

I think Jesse is describing spurge.  Our Arizona gardens are deluged with spurge this time of year.  Some of it grows as rosettes on the ground.  Some is a creeping spurge that makes a green net across the ground rooting itself at each delicate little joint.  California spotted spurge will grow two feet tall.  I know; I have some like that in one of my beds I haven't had time to weed for the past three weeks.
Francelle Edwards where Sept. is finally cooling down, all the way to 103 degrees.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Shear 
  To: IRIS 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 11:54 AM
  Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Nutgrass and Nihilator

  On 9/18/01 1:37 PM, "JesseLee04@aol.com" <JesseLee04@aol.com> wrote:

  > Hi Betty,
  > We get massive incursions of sedge out here in Tucson, it starts of as a
  > plant who first shoots look like a ground-matting mimosa (if that makes any
  > sense to you).  Left to grow it wil spread out as ground cover and eventually
  > form thorns.  It mats out in a circulars pattern.  The leaves are fernlike
  > with a red tinge.  You've got to pull it as soon as you see it because it
  > grows very fast, like crazy!

  Given that description, it can't be sedge, which is grassy.  Are you talking
  about what we used to call "goat heads" around Albuquerque, or possibly
  sand-burs?  With fernlike leaves, it can't be a sedge or grass.

  Bill S.  

  PS--anything with a name like Nihilator 2 can't be all that good for your

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