Yellow Nutsedge

Cyperus esculentus var. macrostachyus

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyperus (sy-PEER-us) (Info)
Species: esculentus var. macrostachyus

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 20, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus var. macrostachyus; synonym: Cyperus lutescens) is a native plant that can be found growing in croplands, dunes and disturbed soils in California, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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