Nutsedge aka Coco-grass was once named “the World’s Worst Weed”, as it appears in over 90 countries. It is one of the most invasive weeds known in the world. It can grow upwards of 40 cm. It has a green, flower stem with a triangular cross section. The flowers branch off in 3 leaves. Nutsedge has a fairly deep root system. Nut Sedge also infests over 50 different crops worldwide. If is found in the United States from anywhere from New York to California to Florida.
Nutsedge is very dangerous to other plants if found in a field with them because it reduces crops yield. This is for two reasons. First off, its deep roots compete for ground resources with other plants. Secondly, it’s roots release a harmful substance that effects other plants. It also effects gardening. Mulch doesn’t stop this weed, and it is also resistant to certain preventive treatments. If one were to pull the plant, it would only break off from the root, thus leaving a new plant to sprout up relatively quickly from the broken off root. Also, if one were to plow a field, it would only distribute the roots to new areas, thus making that ineffective.
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