Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Group: Monocot (Sedge)
Wet or dry annual or perennial sedge with a fibrous root system, native of the tropics found mainly along ditch banks, low field areas, in sandy soils and in lawns.
Leaves are flat to V-shaped, less than 12 inches long, and basal.
Stem is rounded or slightly triangular, smooth, 2 to 24 inches tall.
Flowers or seed heads have few to many branches, many flattened spikelets, clustered at end of stems, with 2 to 4 leaflike bracts.
Root is fibrous.
Propagation is by seed.