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Re: Amer. Gardener/nutgrass

Cyperus esculentus, called Yellow Nutsedge here, can be a pain.  If pulled
carefully and consistently, I think it can be reasonably controlled. I've
never totally eradicated it, but if I pull the young ones carefully getting
the nut and as much root as possible, I have less trouble with it spreading.
However, there's alwys one a foot tall hiding inside some daylilies or
behind some tall plant that I don't catch quickly enough.  Still, by staying
on top of it, it seems to have become less of a nuisance in my yard.

Ortho does make a nutsedge killer that is supposed to be safe for
turfgrasses, but I didn't find it any more effective than the handpulling.
Handpulling is always warned against in everything I've read, but often I
think we just have to find what works best for us in our own situation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Amer. Gardener/nutgrass

> This is the nutgrass here in Texas, Pam, Cyperus esculentus.  It is called
> Yellow nut sedge here.  There is also a Purple nut sedge, Cyperus
> Both form tubers that are edible, but not sure how.....raw, cooked, etc.
> are distinguished by the color of the flower heads, if that is what you
want to
> call it.
> There are a number of other nut sedges that are problems in lawns, but to
> knowledge these do not have that tuber.  Most of the most common nutgrass
> nut sedge seen in Tx. turf and gardens are the two mentioned above.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/21/2004 11:02:43 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Cyperus esculentus
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