Smooth Crabgrass

(Digitaria ischaemum)

Smooth crabgrass

Leaves Ligule Flower
Smooth crabgrass leaf Smooth crabgrass ligule Smooth crabgrass flower

Growing habit: Tufted summer annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Glabrous, closed sheath, red tinged collar, membranous ligule

Reproduction: 2-6 branches

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