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Digitaria sanguinalis (large crabgrass)

large crabgrass
Digitaria sanguinalis                                     

Identifying Characteristics:

Seed:  oval-shaped seed with one flattened side; 3 prominent veins on flat side of seed; hairy; tan in color

Seedling:  leaves rolled in whorl; densely pubescent stem and leaves; flat, hairy leaf blades; no auricles; membranous, toothed, papery ligule

Mature Plant: prostrate to spreading growth habit; raceme with 3 to 6 finger-like spikes; alternating glumes on raceme

Method of Propagation: seed, stolons

Life Cycle: warm-season annual

References: Abaye, A. Ozzie. "Identification & Adaption: Common Grasses, Legumes & Non-leguminous Forbs of the Eastern United States."
Bryson, Charles T. & Michael S DeFelice. "Weeds of the Midwestern United States & Central Canada."

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