nutsedge, yellow

COMMON NAME: Nutsedge, yellow
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyperus esculentus
FAMILY: Cyperaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Triangular stem, glabrous leaf, long tapering leaf tip. Tubers not in a chain, normally yellow in color.
Seedhead yellow in color.
DESCRIPTION: Considered one of world’s worst weeds. Cannot tolerate close repetitive mowing less than 1 to 2 inches.
Often confused with purple nutsedge.

Leaf Leaf tip comparison of nutsedges

Leaf
Leaf tip comparison of nutsedges

Broad View Yellow nutsedge

Broad View
Yellow nutsedge

Flower / Seed Head Seedhead

Flower / Seed Head
Seedhead

Broad View Infestation

Broad View
Infestation