(Dactyloctenium aegyptium)


Leaves Ligule Flowers
crowfootgrass leave crowfootgrass ligule crowfootgrass flower

Growing habits: Annual grass that bends and roots at lower nodes

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves glabrous or with long stiff trichomes, leaf tips ascending, margins ciliate, sheaths glabrous, membranous ligule fringed with trichomes

Reproduction: Spike inflorescences with up to 7 at stem tip, rachis projecting as a point beyond spikelets, awned glumes

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