A handsome grass with an edible nut, but what a pain!
I never excelled at poetry, but this line is almost complete. I wonder what would rhyme with it? :-)
Also known as nutsedge, this persistent grass is a tough one to eradicate. Unless you intend to dedicate your life to removing it from your yard and garden, (and even then you will probably not succeed entirely) you probably will have to settle on controlling it.
In doing a little research on how to ban it from my garden, I ran across some interesting information. http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=842
Some folks actually FARM the yellow nutsedge for its edible nut. This article says it is called an "earth almond" but there is some difference of opinion on what it tastes like, almond, coconut, raisins? You know I have to try it now, so I will give you an opinion later.
The good things is it is yellow nutsedge and not purple. The purple tuber is bitter and maybe more aggressive. Anything bitter seems to always be considered healthy, so it is no surprise that the purple has been used in Oriental medicine.
The grass pulls relatively easy, but you rarely get the whole thing, so the "nuts" continue to come back. Pull them enough and you might deplete their energy reserves and get good exercise. LOL
There are more interesting facts about this and related grasses, so check the article out. I'll be out in the garden, depleting the energy levels of both the weed and me. (maybe munching a little too)