Common name: Purple Nutsedge
Latin name: Cyperus rotundus L.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Description: Perennial sedge with 3-ranked leaves and triangular stems. Deeply rhizomatous with charcoal-colored, hairy tubers connected by rhizomes. Inflorescence is dark-red, brown, to purple in color and contains deeply-packed clusters, each with 2-12 spikelets. Leaf tips of purple nutsedge form a blunt tip while leaf tips of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) more gradually taper to a tip.
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