An annual plant that reproduces from seeds and rhizomes, it may be found in most moist habitats along roadside and empty fields, as well as landscape and turf. It is a low growing plant that produces hundreds of stems, to form a thick round mat over the soil.
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.