A summer annual weed that reproduces by seeds. It is a common weed in moist, disturbed sites, especially in sandy soils, and it thrives in turf, where it adapts well to mowing, even on golf greens.
Control of excessive moisture in turf will help to discourage the growth of most sedges, including the various Kyllinga species. For sedges that reproduce only from seeds control with pre-emergent herbicides can be effective. Post-emergence control in turf will require a selective herbicide which targets the sedges specifically. In non-turf settings a systemic, non-selective herbicide will be effective.