My good friend Vicki brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her garden yesterday and I commented on the weed she had added. I did pull it up slightly from the bouquet for the picture taking. The weed is Yellow Nutsedge and it does make for a fabulous filler in a bouquet. It has long spiky leaves and look at those flowers (they are called spikelets), now tell me where in the flower blooming world are you going to find one with this much character.
Yellow Nutsedge is also called Northern Nutgrass and is considered to be a troublesome weed. It competes for space in the fields of crops and can reduce the yield of certain crops. Some peoples of the world grow it for it's tubers, which are said to have a taste similar to that of almonds. It can also be cooked, ground into flour and can even make a refreshing drink.