A perennial weed reproducing from seeds and spreading by rhizomes that form extensive patches of this plant, competing easily with other plant life. It is especially common in brackish areas and dry waste areas, although it is able to grow easily in other habitats as well, including turf.
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.