Texas Panicum

(Urochloa texana)

Texas Panicum

Leaves Ligule Flowers
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Growing habits: Decumbent or creeping coarse tufted summer annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves have softly pubescent on upper and lower leaf surfaces with short fine trichomes, sheaths pubescent with short or long trichomes but can also be nearly glabrous, short membranous ligule with dense trichome fringe

Reproduction: Simple panicle inflorescence with short/erect/appressed or slightly spreading branches, spikelets w/one fertile floret

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