nutgrass


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nutgrass

(ˈnʌtˌɡrɑːs)
n
(Plants) a tuberous form of sedge that occurs in two varieties: Cyperus rotundus (regarded as a weed) and Cyperus esculentus (a deliberately grown plant)
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Noun1.nutgrass - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubersnutgrass - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
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heat" (3) before hitting an abrupt colon and breaking off into a list of "shattercane, lamb's-quarter, cutgrass, sawbrier, nutgrass, jimsonweed, wild mint, dandelion, foxtail, muscadine, spine-cabbage, goldenrod, creeping charlie, butter-print .
These authors suggested that the AChE inhibitors in nutgrass could possibly act as the plants' defense against herbivores.
It has many other names like Zulu nut, yellow nutgrass, ground almond, chufa, edible rush and rush nut [11].
Spodoptera exempta (Walker), the nutgrass armyworm or African armyworm, is a migratory pest of cereal and pasture grasses (Cheke & Tucker 1995) that inhabits southern Europe, the Ethiopian Region, the Australasian Region, and various South Pacific islands including Hawaii (Pogue 2002).
For certain bigger issues, such as a recent matter about whether, given our aspiring organic status, we should spray to get rid of rampant nutgrass, the community elected to call in an external facilitator to manage the debate, which turned out to be a very productive, community-strengthening solution.
Keep it there for at least a year to block out sunlight and starve the nutgrass to death while still permitting water and plant food in to nourish nearby desirable shrubbery.