Taxon  Report   4545 
Kyllinga brevifolia  Rottb.
Short leaf spikesedge,  Shortleaf spikesedge
Kyllinga brevifolia
© 2015 Vernon Smith
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Kyllinga brevifolia
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Kyllinga brevifolia
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Kyllinga brevifolia, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Kyllinga brevifolia
© 2015 Vernon Smith
Genus: Kyllinga
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cyperus brevifolius
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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