Small round black seed the size of a salt grain

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  1. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    I got these seeds that looked like small salt grains out of some crops and have been trying to grow them for 5 months with little success. Forgot to take a picture.

    It is starting to look like a grass with leaves offset at 90 degrees. I'll get a picture tomorrow.

    The size of the seeds blew me away. About the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

    Any ideas? The google isn't helping.
     
  2. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    cootmeurer Elite Refuge Member

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    Picture looks like the stem is triangular? If so, you have something in the sedge family.
     
  4. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Thank you. I was wondering. The part that got me was the seeds were all perfectly round and black which I haven't found in any sedge pictures. Also there was no chaff in the crops at all. These birds were literally stuffed from crop to mouth and the seeds were fine grain of salt. Smaller than sand.
     
  5. AvianQuest

    AvianQuest Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Looks like Nutsedge...

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  6. Bender

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    If that's what it is, there's some good stands of it in the areas I hunt. Two seasons ago there was a Mecca-hole with a large number of Whistling Ducks that seemed to be congregating due to the abundance of Nutsedge. I've also found them with crops full of Spanish Needles or Bur Marigold/Marsh Beggarticks...

    I have some Nutsedge drying now for the purpose of spreading around in a few spots...
     
  7. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Nutsedge is some gooooooood stuff.
     
  8. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    When it comes to yellow-nut sedge, birds are mostly feeding on the underground tubers. Seed yield tends to be relatively low. More than likely he has one of the other sdeges. Red-root flatsedge can produce a couple of thousand pounds of seed per acre in a solid stand.
     

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