Relates to: Weeds
Relates to: Weeds
Photo 1. Mature plant, nutgrass, Cyperus rotundus, with adjacent 'daughter' plants arising from underground tubers.
Photo 2. Single mature plant, nutgrass, Cyperus rotundus, to show underground stem or rhizome, with tubers.
Nutgrass; CABI prefers the name purple nutsedge.
Cyperus rotundus. It is a member of the Cyperaceae.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Aradhana Deesh
Adapted from Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (https://www.lucidcentral.org/editors-pick-animal-and-plant-identification-keys/key-to-weeds-of-se-qld-and-northern-nsw); and additional information from CABI (2019) Cyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge). Invasive Species Compendium. (https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/17506); and Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne; and from Coleman M et al., (2018) Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus): Weed management guide for Australian vegetable production. School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale. (https://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/235995/une-weeds-nutgrass.pdf). Photos 1&3 Rickjpelleg Nutgrass - Cyperus rotundus. Photo2 Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; Photo 4 Cyperus_rotundus_by_Jeevan Jose, kadavoor, Kerala, India.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.
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