• Common Name : Umbrella weed

• Scientific Name : Fuairene ciliaris

• Family : Cyperaceae

• Life cycle : Annual

• Place of collected : Home garden Gampaha

• Date of collected : 2009.08.12

• Morphological characters : Grows up to 1.5 feet height. Have bushy appearance. Cluster of seeds occurs at the leaf bases.

• Propagation : Seeds

• Agricultural importance : Is another widespread annual weed whose origin is probably in the Asian rice belt.

• Uses : No specific use

• Control measures : Deep plowing and proper field level.Repeated tillage or soil disturbance Hand weeding. Chemical control.