Common name: Yellow Nutsedge
Latin name: Cyperus esculentus L.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Description: Perennial sedge with 3-ranked leaves and triangular stems. An intensely spreading perennial due to brown/tan colored tubers growing at the ends of rhizomes. Inflorescence is yellow in color and contains deeply-packed clusters, each with 10-50 spikelets. Leaf tips of yellow nutsedge taper to a fine tip, while leaf tips of Purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.) form a more blunt tip.
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