Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3918

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dactyloctenium aegyptium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dactyloctenium aegyptium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-52-001:
Dactyloctenium aegyptium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Dactyloctenium aegyptium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dactyloctenium aegyptium

 

COMMON NAME:
Crowfoot Grass


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image of Dactyloctenium aegyptium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_daae_001_lvd

        

image of Dactyloctenium aegyptium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_daae_002_lvd

        

image of Dactyloctenium aegyptium

Keith Bradley    kab_d_aegyptium_71461

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Rachis end projects in a point beyond spikelets, which lie along one side, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dactyloctenium aegyptium

Keith Bradley    kab_d_aegyptium_71487

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence digitate, racemes 2-9, often radiating horizontally, per Flora of China.