Yellow Sedge-Clayton

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  1. Uncle.Lou

    Uncle.Lou Senior Refuge Member

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    After draw down this past winter, I have a lot of yellow sedge growing in with the jap millet. Is y. Sedge any good? Thank you. How do know if it is yellow nut sedge? :scratch
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    It is excellent. I call it duck cocaine. Hard to describe it differently from other sedges other than to say it does have a yellowish tint to it, BUT there are a few other sedges that have a yellowish tint also. Take some pictures of it. Make sure sun is at your back and get in pretty close.
     
  3. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Another option is to dig up some plants including the roots. Wash off roots and look for the tubers. Size and number of tubers can be highly variable depending upon age of plant and soil/moisture conditions.
     
  4. Triple Oiler

    Triple Oiler Senior Refuge Member

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    Wait till it flowers, and there will be a cluster of yellow flowers. As Clayton already said even in a wet and fertile enviroment it will have a yellow tint where all else would be dark green.
     
  5. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    In most cases I have found that when it produces seed it doesn't produce tubers and vice versa. There will be a single "parent" tuber only if producing seed.
     
  6. Uncle.Lou

    Uncle.Lou Senior Refuge Member

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    Clayton, hope these pictures help. Is this yellow nut Sedge
     
  7. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    The seed heads appear to be too dense for YNS. I would lean towards it being red-root flatsedge which is still an excellent sedge to have.
     
  8. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Say, theoretically, a guy has landscaping full of that stuff, what can he spray to kill it?

    This fatboy aint pulling them by hand to get them cleared out.
     
  9. Clayton

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    Pull them up and go replant in your duck hole! :joker
     
  10. Uncle.Lou

    Uncle.Lou Senior Refuge Member

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    Do the ducks eat the seed head? Of red-root flat sedge.
     

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