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Yellow Nutsedge

Cyperus esculentus

  • Image: broadleaf Plantain
  • Image: broadleaf Plantain
  • Image: broadleaf Plantain
  • Image: broadleaf Plantain

Found in:

  • Lawns and landscape beds
  • Common in moist areas, but is occasionally found in drier conditions


  • Perennial, yellowish-green, grass-like plant
  • Long, narrow, waxy appearing triangular shaped stems
  • Flowers are yellowish or brownish spikelets similar to those of grasses
  • Root system is fibrous
  • Underground stems, known as rhizomes, form off-white, marble sized tubers (nutlets) from which new plants grow each spring


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