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Cyperus

Description

Several species of annual sedges including rice flat sedge (C. iria), compressed sedge (C. compressus), flatsedge (C. odoratus) can infest container stock. In contrast to yellow nutsedge, these species spread strictly by seed. Flowers are green or yellowish-brown. Seeds germinate spring through summer. Plants flower late summer through early fall, and then die after frost. Stems are triangular and plants grow best in wet sites in hot weather. Annual sedges are variable in size but all have a clump (or tillered) growth habit and frequently have red roots, but lack the rhizomes and tubers seen in nutsedge. Annual sedges are easier to control than perennial nutsedges. Several preemergence herbicides are effective on annual sedges and handweeding is easier and more effective than with nutsedge.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#sedge#weeds#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#sedge#weeds#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyperus
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South hemisphere and parts of norther hemisphere
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy