nutsedge, purple

COMMON NAME: Nutsedge, purple
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyperus rotundus
FAMILY: Cyperaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Purple seedhead. Leaf tip blunt pointed. Purple tubers form chain of two tubers.
DESCRIPTION: Considered one of the world’s worst weeds. Does not produce viable seed. More tolerant of mowing than
yellow nutsedge, thus more prominent in closely mowed turf. Most difficult sedge to control with herbicides,
in general.

Flower / Seed Head Purple nutsedge

Flower / Seed Head
Purple nutsedge

Leaf Leaf

Leaf
Leaf

Broad View General

Broad View
General

Additional Stem

Additional
Stem