Plant ID help

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  1. Sodfather

    Sodfather Refuge Member

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    Newbie here trying to figure out what this is. Would like to thin out the cattails a little this year and don’t want to nuke everything. Plant ID app says pale smartweed?
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  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    It doesn’t look like any Smartweed I’ve seen, sedge maybe ?
     
  3. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    As I recall my botany, "sedges have edges" and the stalks are usually triangular.
     
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  4. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    More cattail...
     
  5. Sodfather

    Sodfather Refuge Member

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    Thanks all, I’ve got a lot to learn or should I just nuke everything? I’ve been reading about grass releases also as a possibility?
     
  6. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Cattails are not as difficult to kill as phragmites so one dose of aqua approved glyphosate with surfactant will usually do it. You can wait and see if anything else “good” comes up but if the cattails are dominant you’ll want to go ahead and take care of them and see what will naturally release. Sedges and millets are occurring shortly.
     
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  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    If you don't kill it you're gonna be dealing with a mess like this in no time at all.
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