Feather Fingergrass

(Chloris virgata)

Feather fingergrass

Leaves Ligule Flowers
feather fingergrass leaf feather fingergrass ligule feather fingergrass flower

Growing habits: Tufted annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Flat, rough on upper surface with sparse long trichomes; sheaths compressed, keeled, shorter than internodes; membranous ligule

Reproduction: 7-16 spike inflorescences at apex of stem, erect to spreading, pale green or tawny in color, feathery in appearance; spikelets arranged in 2 rows along one side, each having a perfect flower and several sterile ones

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