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IPM1023, New January 2005

Missouri Weed Seeds

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Grass and grasslike plant family

Missouri is home to more than 200 species of sedges. Agronomically, yellow nutsedge, Cyperus esculentus, is considered to be the most problematic in prevalence of this family of plants.

Nutsedge, yellow Nutsedge, yellow
Cyperus esculentus

Sedge, fox Sedge, fox
Carex vulpinoidea

Sedge, Short’s Sedge, Short's
Carex shortiana

For an idea of relative seed size, each photo contains a millimeter ruler. The distance between increments is 1 mm.

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