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Purple nutsedge vs. Yellow nutsedge

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Purple nutsedge

(Cyperus rotundus)

Plant photo: Close up of purple nutsedge pictured with long, thin green leaves that have rounded-blunt tip. Seed photo: Small dark, round tubers (nutsedge seeds) pictured next to dime for size comparison.

VS

Yellow nutsedge

(Cyperus esculentus)

Plant photo: Potted yellow nutsedge pictured with long, thin green leaves that have narrow, sharp tips. Seed photo: Small orange, round tubers (nutsedge seeds) pictured next to dime for size comparison.

Remember:

One weed seed is enough to start an infestation.

Publication 3658 (POD-06-21)

By Taghi Bararpour, PhD, Assistant Extension/Research Professor, and Jason Bond, PhD, Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research and Extension Center.

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