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Digitaria hitchcockii

Digitaria hitchcockii (Chase) Stuckert

Shortleaf Crabgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Trichachne hitchcockii

USDA Symbol: DIHI3

USDA Native Status: VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: USDA Plants does not list this species as native in North America. Other authorities, including Robert Shaw, however do. (Bibref 1791)

Bibliography

Bibref 1791 - Guide to Texas Grasses (2012) Robert B. Shaw

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Digitaria hitchcockii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Digitaria hitchcockii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Digitaria hitchcockii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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