Kyllinga nemoralis

Kyllinga nemoralis

Three linear leaves, white spherical flowers

  • Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Flower name
    Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Scientific name
    Kyllinga nemoralis
  • Alias白玉カヤツリグサ, White kyllinga, White water sedge, whitehead spikesedge
  • Place of originPacific islands and Okinawa
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Kyllinga nemoralis

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.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Cyperaceae
  • Genus
    Kyllinga
  • Species
    K. nemoralis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typenon-cold-resistant perennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 1.0 cm

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