Flower NameKyllinga nemoralis
Formal NameKyllinga nemoralis
Alias白玉カヤツリグサ, White kyllinga, White water sedge, whitehead spikesedge
HabitatPacific islands and Okinawa
Morphnon-cold-resistant perennial grass
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
SeasonMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height20 ~ 40 [cm]
Diameter0.5 ~ 1