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Digitaria texana (Texas crabgrass)
Carr, Bill

Digitaria texana

Digitaria texana Hitchc.

Texas Crabgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Digitaria albicoma, Digitaria runyonii, Digitaria subcalva

USDA Symbol: dite

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

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 Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jan , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore inconspicuous.



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0659 Collected Oct 19, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.6 - Saving Trees and Plants at New Center Site a Big Job, Director's Report, Wildflo...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-12-18
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