Onion weeds, Purple nut sedge, Red nut sedge (Eng.), Uintjies (Afr.)
Nut-grass is an extremely tough weed, very strong in structure and very difficult to erase. It has triangular shaped thick stems, topped with three leaves, the root system is extremely tough, sending out underground runners containing bulbs, which can regenerate new plants quickly, covering a large area in one season. The seed can stay dormant for long times until the soil is disturbed and it acts as a pioneer quickly covering the area.