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n Latin name:
Cyperus rotundus; parts used: tubers, rhizomes; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and pitta doshas (bitter, astringent, light, dry), antiemetic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antimalarial, antibacterial, tranquilizer, antiobesity, digestive disorders, cold, congestion, impotence, hypertension; precautions: none known. Also called
chido, motha, mustak, nutsedge, or
sedge weed.
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However, as a stubborn optimist, I always search for markers of thimbleberry, swordfern, creeping dayflower, and nutgrass -- metaphors of hope
They don't have the nutgrass this year, but they also don't have the tomatoes, cucumbers, okra and peppers that they had last year.
Quantitative variation of life history traits in amphicarpic perennial nutgrass (Amphicarpa purshii) and its evolutionary significance.
Oak, pitch pine, and beach plum joined perennial grasses and Indian nutgrass, native aster, and black-eyed Susans, among other wildflowers.
Q: Some friends of mine had a beautiful lawn here in the San Fernando Valley, but they have nutgrass growing in it.
Nutgrass can be a problem impossible to deal with short of fumigating the soil with an expensive and lengthy process, which I will not do.
An equally pernicious weed is yellow nutsedge, sometimes erroneously called nutgrass.