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Seale, AL (Zone 8A)
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Question by howell6864
April 30, 2007
What is nutgrass,and what does it look like.


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Answer from NGA
April 30, 2007
Patsy,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Nutsedge is actually a sedge as opposed to a grass. The following web site has a photo of yellow nutsedge:

http://ipm.ppws.vt.edu/scott/w...

Here is a photo of purple nutsedge:

http://ipm.ppws.vt.edu/scott/w...

This next web site has an article I wrote on managing this difficult weed:

http://www.texasgardener.com/p...

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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