I did think it was a Cyperus or Papyrus variety ... not sure its the
nutsedge though ...
Also I realised that the second link which should have linked to a
close up of the seedhead, was just a copy of the first...doh!
Should have been ...
Comparing these with pictures of yellow or purple nutsedge Cyperus
Esculentus or Cyperus Rotundus reveal that the seedheads don't quite
Any more ideas?
It grows about 18-24'' high, was bought as a specific variety here in
UK with a latin name as long as your arm (subsequently lost, hence the
post) & yes it does self seed pretty freely so could be invasive ....
I'm pretty sure it's a Cyperus spp. (based on my identificaton guide).
But one website I cruised through said, "The genus Cyperus is immediately
recognizable, but determination to species often requires minute dissection
to examine the mature achenes."
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
You may find the Virginia Tech Grass Weed key useful, as well as the
Purdue University Turfgrass Identification Tool. The University of
California also posts the UC Guide to Healthy Lawns identification key
to weeds in turfgrass. BASF also provides a Weed ID Guide for Grassy
Weeds. You can find links to these and other online plant ID databases
on Ergonica World of Weeds EWIRM.
EWIRM: One good weed deserves another.
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