Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4333

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

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

FRUIT:
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Digitaria ischaemum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitaria ischaemum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-75-002a:
Digitaria ischaemum var. ischaemum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Digitaria ischaemum var. ischaemum

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Digitaria ischaemum var. mississippiensis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Crabgrass


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image of Digitaria ischaemum, Smooth Crabgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_diis_001_lvd

        

image of Digitaria ischaemum, Smooth Crabgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_syis_001_lvd