Broadleaf Signalgrass

(Urochloa platyphylla)

Broadleaf Signalgrass

Leaves Sheath Flower
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Growing habits: Decumbent spreading branched summer annual which bends & roots at nodes

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Lower leaves generally pubescent but upper eaves glabrous, sheaths have pubescent margins

Reproduction: Raceme inflorescence with 2-6 branches, single-flowered spikelets, ovate, flattened toward summit

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice