kyllinga, annual

COMMON NAME: Kyllinga, annual
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Kyllinga sesquiflorus
FAMILY: Cyperaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual, possible perennial with milder winters
FEATURES: Summer annual with bunch type growth habit; leaves glaborous arising from the base, except for
downward pointing leaves that subtend the seedhead; white seedhead with one primary and one-
three lower spikes.
DESCRIPTION: Often referred to as “Fragrant Kyllinga” due to its aromatic smell. More persistent in thin turfgrass
areas. Often attributed to higher soil moisture, however can be found in xeric areas as well.

Flower / Seed Head Seedhead

Flower / Seed Head
Seedhead

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Flower / Seed Head Seedhead

Flower / Seed Head
Seedhead

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Whole plant