Scientific Name: Pennisetum clandestinum
Weed Family: Poaceae


Kikuyugrass is a low-growing perennial grass. It contains both rhizomes and stolons. The stolons have short internodes. The leaves are folded in the bud, the ligule consists of a fringe of hairs, and auricles are absent. The seedhead is inconspicuous and located in the stem of the node. Filaments formed in the early morning cause a white cast to the turf. Kikuyugrass is found in California.

Herbicide Use

Make your post-emergence herbicide application to kikuyugrass that is actively growing and in the 2 leaf to 6 tiller stage of growth.


Germination Dates