Identifying Sedge Type

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SMITHSCAPE, Aug 11, 2011.


    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    How can you determine the specific type of sedge when there is no flowering present? All I am seeing in this instance is the common, three-ranked leaves. I have noticed that the tapered tip is longer, so I believe that rules out Purple Nutsedge. Any help?
  2. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    Tapered would indicate yellow.

    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I agree, Yellow Nutsedge would be the most common type. What about others such as Globe, Texas, Cylindric, or False Nutsedge? How do you rule those out?

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