Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3924

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of 2-7 ascending racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitaria filiformis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-75-001a:
Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Digitaria filiformis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Syntherisma filiformis

 

COMMON NAME:
slender crabgrass


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image of Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_difi_001_lvd

        

image of Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_dila13_001_lvd

        

image of Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_syfi2_001_lvd

        

image of Digitaria filiformis var. filiformis

Keith Bradley    kab_dfiliformisfilif73779

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelet, showing shiny dark brown fertile lemma beneath upper glume.