Plant I.D help

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  1. S.King28

    S.King28 New Member

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    Hello everyone, new member here. I am in college and I manage a few farms my grandad owns near the Miss. river in Tennessee. I have been engaged in moist soil management for many years without really knowing it. It's not too hard to open some boards/cut beaver dams, and let nature take its course. I have just now began to read on it and realize different drawdowns and different times of the year depict what grows. Well this year I did a late drawdown and I have about 10 acres of this stuff growing.. it's only about 30-40 days in so it might be too young to tell.. can anyone help me I.D. This plant?
     

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  2. golden boy

    golden boy Elite Refuge Member

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    nutsedge, not as good as barnyard grass but decent food.
     
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  3. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Clearly a sedge but which one I am not sure. Not always easy when looking on a cell phone. I will try to look later on a computer. Either way a great duck food.
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    There are a bunch of sedges, some good and some not so good. Hope it turns out to be Yellow.
     
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    hhpage Senior Refuge Member

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    Redroot flatsedge is common after late (July/August) drawdowns and some of your pictures look like they could be redroot flatsedge, but I am far from a sedge expert. Redroot flatsedge is a good waterfowl food.
     
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    golden boy Elite Refuge Member

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    Pull it up and hope you find tubers....free chufa and consider yourself a lucky guy!
     
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    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    The first pic sure looks like millet to me…….or at least the majority of it does (barnyard grass some refer to it as I believe). That looks identical to our wild millet in its earlier stages. I would guess it will head out within the next 10 days and then you will know. The other stuff with the spindly tentacles I have no idea.
     
  9. golden boy

    golden boy Elite Refuge Member

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    it is yellow nut sedge, we do not need to confuse the guy anymore with your guesses. Next question.
     
  10. S.King28

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    Thanks for your replies. I've done some research and I'd definitely say it's yellow nutsedge in a young stage. The head hasn't bloomed out like most pictures on the web. All the pictures I posted are of the same plant. Even the green grass in the background is all the same as what I'm holding in my hand. I know what barnyard grass/millet is. It's not the same as this
     

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