Kikuyu grass

Pennisetum clandestinum

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: kikuyugrass

Leaf Type: Grassy

Flowers: Tiny green spikelets with white filaments

Leaves: Narrow, flat, light green

Life Cycle: Perennial

A mat-forming grass with coarse, creeping stems that may grow to 20 inches or more. Narrow, flat, light green leaves up to 10 inches in length. Seedheads are short and mostly hidden inside the leaf sheaths.

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