Plant ID forum: Weed in cemetary...what is it

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Name: Barney Crush
Long Island, NY
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Aug 15, 2013 9:01 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2013 9:20 AM CST

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It could be a sedge of some sort. I wonder if it would be possible to get a clear shot of the root system there.
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 15, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Okay, Barney, now you need to go back to the cemetery and get us some better photos. Thanks!
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Name: Barney Crush
Long Island, NY
Barney
Aug 15, 2013 9:48 AM CST
I believe you have identified my problem weed...yellow nut sedge...great help...I'm very appreciative.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2013 9:58 AM CST

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We deal with nutsedge here and it's a notoriously difficult weed wherever it occurs. When pulled, the plant leaves most of its roots in the ground which each then resprout new growth.

It is the one and only weed that I will use Roundup on, and Roundup is indeed effective against it. See below for Kent's good advice on treating this with Sedgehammer.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2013 9:59 AM CST

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In your second photo there you can even see it already sending new shoots up from those tiny roots.
Name: Barney Crush
Long Island, NY
Barney
Aug 15, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Thanks for the great help...now off to get some RoundUp.
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 15, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Can you or should you check first with the cemetery owner/manager to make sure they will allow the use of Roundup? Don't want you to get in trouble.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 15, 2013 10:14 AM CST

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You might also look for a herbicide called Sedgehammer. It kills nutsedge pretty well and generally results in less collateral damage than you get with Roundup.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2013 10:17 AM CST

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Blinking Never heard of this. Thank you Kent, I'll be trying this.
Name: Barney Crush
Long Island, NY
Barney
Aug 15, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Wow this is a great forum...can't thank you all enough for the info and suggestions...Barney

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