Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4306

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in sandy fields, roadsides, and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of 2-6 ascending spikelike racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Digitaria violascens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitaria violascens   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-75-002b:
Digitaria ischaemum var. violascens   FAMILY Poaceae

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

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Syntherisma floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
violet crabgrass


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image of Digitaria violascens, violet crabgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_divi2_001_lhd