Grassy Weed – Green Kyllinga

(Kyllinga brevifolia)

Green Kyllinga – also sometimes referred to as Perennial Kyllinga or Shortleaf Spike Sedge – is a perennial grassy weed. Kyllinga brevifolia is often found in low areas or in turfgrass areas where excessive moisture is present, including lawns and landscaped areas. Green Kyllinga thrives throughout much of the southeastern and parts of the western United States.       

Identifying Green Kyllinga -

Green Kyllinga can be identified as a mat-forming perennial. Forming from reddish-purple rhizomes, it features dark green leaves and stems. Its seedhead is usually round or oblong in shape and clustered at the head, usually with three short leaves below. These leaves typically taper to a sharp point. The seedhead is pale green in color initially, often turning brown at maturity.

Green Kyllinga produces seeds during the warmer periods of the year.

Green Kyllinga Control -

Cultural weed control methods are not recommended for removing Green Kyllinga in your lawn or landscaping. This weed can adapt to different mowing heights – especially in areas with damp soil. Professionally applied weed control treatments should be considered for removal.   

Green Kyllinga

Selective post-emergent weed control treatments are recommended to fight Green Kyllinga in your lawn and landscaping. A systemic weed control program ensures that the control product is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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