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Southern crabgrass, Digitaria ciliaris

 

Annual bending and rooting at lower joints, or erect and up to 3 feet tall.  Leaf blades flat, smooth or usually with at least some hairs on both the upper and lower surfaces, 1/8 to ¼ inches wide and 2 to 4 ½ inches long.  Leaf sheaths hairy.  Seedheads with 2 to 9 branches, most of which are connected to the tip of the main stalk, 1 ¾ to 8 ¼ inches in length.  Propagation is by seed.  Crabgrass occurs in virtually any disturbed or cultivated area.



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