Grassy weed in lawn and mulched beds

Asked May 20, 2017, 11:44 AM EDT

This weed pops up in my mulched flower beds and in a lawn I have covered with cardboard, soil and seeded with clover, so it must be from airborne seed? It has only a single root and can be pulled out intact. Any ideas?

Tennessee weed control cooperative extension horticulture

2 Responses

This looks and sounds like yellow nutsedge. Below is a link to a publication by Purdue University Extension that describes the plant and provides some options for control. If you have future questions about this situation I suggest you contact your local county Extension office.

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ay/ay-19-w.pdf

Thanks so much for your help! I will just keep pulling it out as it appears.