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Cyperus esculentus

Common Name(s): Chufa; yellow nut sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:CA, CO, HI, OR, WA
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 14 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: All; shallow, light to medium soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Often weedy. Will grow in nearly any climatic condition provided sufficient water.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Food - vegetable, Food - bev base, Weed - possible seed contam.
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, tropical-wet and dry, boreal, subtropical
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