Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Hairy Crabgrass - Digitaria sanguinalis   (L.) Scopoli
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Author(L.) Scopoli
DistributionStatewide. The website editors have not systematically sorted out which specimens of "D. sanguinalis" in herbaria are really this alien versus the native D. ciliaris. The map below is simply that of the USDA website.

Native of Eurasia. Ranges over most of N.A.
AbundanceGenerally very common to abundant throughout.
HabitatFields, roadsides, lawns, and many other weedy/disturbed open areas.
PhenologyFlowers and fruits July-October.
IdentificationThis is generally speaking the familiar "crabgrass" of lawns and other weedy places. See the account of D. ciliaris for more details.
Taxonomic CommentsThis species in the past has included several other species as named on this website and in Weakley (2018), particularly D. ciliaris.

Other Common Name(s)Hairy Fingergrass, Large Crabgrass, Common Crabgrass
State RankSE
Global RankG5
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B.A. SorrieSandhills Game Land, disturbed area on roadside, July 2014. ScotlandPhoto_non_natural
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