Greenhead Kyllinga Sedge - Pasture Greenhead Sedge - Shortleaf Spikesedge - Perennial Greenhead Sedge
Kyllinga brevifolia
Sedge (Cyperaceae) Family


Kyllinga brevifolia
is a species of sedge known by several common names, including shortleaf spikesedge, green kyllinga, and perennial greenhead sedge. It is native to tropical areas in the Americas but can also be found in warm regions around the world where it is an introduced species. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing one to several erect stems to heights up to about 18 inches, often much shorter. It produces tiny inflorescences of a few spikelets each which in total are less than a centimeter long. It is sometimes a weed in wet areas such as cultivated land, lawns and irrigation ditches.

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