Carolina Foxtail

(Alopercurus carolinianus)

Carolina Foxtail

Leaves Ligule Flower
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Growing habits: Tufted, erect or ascending winter annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Upper and lower leaf surfaces scabrous, sheaths smooth & slightly inflated, membranous ligule

Reproduction: Erect cylindrical panicle inflorescences, single-flowered spikelets

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