Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence composed of 3-9 ascending racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain whitish/Brownish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-75-003:
Digitaria sanguinalis   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Crabgrass, Northern Crabgrass


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image of Digitaria sanguinalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_disa_002_lvd

        

image of Digitaria sanguinalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_disa_004_lvd

        

image of Digitaria sanguinalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sysa2_001_lvd

        

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

image of Digitaria sanguinalis

Gill Newberry    gn09_img_3684

September        

Spikelets about 3mm long, sterile lemma strongly nerved, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Digitaria sanguinalis

JK Marlow    jkm140925_959

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Seedhead branches arise from different points of attachment along the stalk, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.