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Digitaria arenicola

Digitaria arenicola (Swallen) Beetle

Sand Crabgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Digitaria cognata var. arenicola, Leptoloma arenicola, Leptoloma cognatum var. arenicola

USDA Symbol: diar7

USDA Native Status: L48 (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
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.



Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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