Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3923

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Digitaria ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitaria ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Digitaria sanguinalis var. ciliaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crabgrass


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image of Digitaria ciliaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_syma3_001_lvd

        

image of Digitaria ciliaris

Keith Bradley    kab_d_ciliaris_78641

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Castellow Hammock Park

Racemes digitate, with usually 1 or 2 whorls a short distance below, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.