(Panicum capillare)


Leaves Ligule Flowers
witchgrass leaf witchgrass ligule witchgrass flower

Growing habits: Tufted, erect, or decumbent freely branching annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves flat and wide, pubescent on both surfaces, folded in bud, sheaths papillose-hispid with spreading trichomes, membranous ligule with short stiff trichomes that is connate

Reproduction: Large open spreading panicle inflorescence with widely spaced glabrous spikelets

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