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Grape

Perennial Weeds You May See

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  • Bermudagrass
  • Yellow nutsedge
  • Field bindweed

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In all California grape-growing regions
Seedling of bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon, at the two-leaf stage.
Bermudagrass
(Cynodon dactylon): Grass family; perennial; first leaves with somewhat rough surface; ligule surrounded by ring of hairs with tuft of long hairs on either side; auricles absent; stem flat, wiry, and without hairs.
Young yellow nutsedge plant.
Yellow nutsedge
(Cyperus esculentus): Sedge family; perennial; grasslike; light-green blades, flat, slender; leaf tip long and drawn out; nutlets globe shaped, smooth, and almond flavored.
All regions except Coachella Valley

Seedling of field bindweed (wild morningglory), Convolvulus arvensis.
Field bindweed
(Convolvulus arvensis): Morningglory family; perennial; seed leaves nearly square, with shallow notch at tip; early true leaves spade-shaped; petioles flattened.


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