Taxon  Report   2731    
Digitaria sanguinalis  (L.) Scop.
Hairy crabgrass
Digitaria sanguinalis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Digitaria sanguinalis
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Digitaria sanguinalis
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Digitaria sanguinalis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Digitaria sanguinalis
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Digitaria
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Panicum sanguinale
PLANTS: Syntherisma sanguinalis
More information about  Digitaria sanguinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).