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Digitaria pubiflora

Digitaria pubiflora (Vasey) Wipff

Carolina Crabgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Digitaria cognata ssp. pubiflora, Digitaria cognata var. pubiflora, Panicum autumnale var. pubiflorum

USDA Symbol: DIPU9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period. Anthers yellow, red or purple.


USA: AZ , CO , NM , OK , TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-12
Research By: DEW

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