Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Smooth Crabgrass - Digitaria ischaemum   (Schreber) Muhlenberg
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Author(Schreber) Muhlenberg
DistributionThroughout the state, probably in every county.

Native to Eurasia; in eastern N.A. from Que. to Man., south to FL and TX.
AbundanceCommon throughout.
HabitatDisturbed ground, gardens, cropfields, sidewalks, lawns, waste ground, etc.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-November.
IdentificationSmooth Crabgrass is very much like Hairy Crabgrass (D. sanguinalis) and the native Southern Crabgrass (D. ciliaris), but differs mainly in its glabrous or glabrate lower leaf sheaths (vs. pilose).
Taxonomic CommentsNone

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State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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