Flower Database

Kyllinga nemoralis

Basic information
Flower Name
Kyllinga nemoralis
Formal Name
Kyllinga nemoralis
Alias
白玉カヤツリグサ, White kyllinga, White water sedge, whitehead spikesedge
Habitat
Pacific islands and Okinawa
Morph
non-cold-resistant perennial grass
Comment
Kyllinga nemoralis, commonly called White kyllinga、White water sedge、whitehead spikesedge (scientific name: Kyllinga nemoralis) is a non-cold-resistant perennial grass of the family Cyperaceae native to the Pacific islands and Okinawa. It is a wild grass growing in a somewhat damp place such as a field. The cross section of the upright stem is a triangle. There are three elongated linear leaves (bracts) at the tip of the stem, and a white spherical inflorescences on top of it. Leaves are flat. Inflorescences are made of many aggregated small pieces.
Common name: Kyllinga nemoralis, Scientific name: Kyllinga nemoralis, also known as: Kyllinga Nemoralis, Kyllinga nemoralis, White kyllinga, White water sedge, whitehead spikesedge, Cyperus kyllingia, Kirin gane moralis, Shirayama mosquito hanging grass, Birthe of plant: Pacific Islander and Okinawa, Environment: Field, Field height: 20 to 40 cm, Leaf length: 20 cm, Leaf width: 0.5 cm, Leaf margin: sparse saw teeth, bracts: 3 to 4, inflorescence diameter: ear, corolla shape: spherical shape, flower diameter: 0.5 to 1 cm, stamens number: 3, stigma: 2, fruit type: lean meat.
Detailed information
Order
Poales
Family
Cyperaceae
Genus
Kyllinga
Species
K. nemoralis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
spikelet
Leaf type
Linear
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
White
Season
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
20  ~ 40  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 1