Large Crabgrass

(Digitaria sanguinalis)

Large crabgrass

Leaves Ligule Flowers
Large crabgrass leaf Large crabgrass ligule Large crabgrass flower

Growing habit: Summer annual, prostrate / spreading growth

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Blades and sheaths usually very pubescent, membranous ligule

Reproduction: 4-6 branches

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