Scientific Name -
Brachiaria platyphylla (Griseb.) Nash
Family - Gramineae
Spreading, highly-branched summer annual rooting at lower nodes. Leaf blade short and wide, smooth on both surfaces, often partly folded or creased near the tip. Spikelets on underside of two to six ascending branches. Angle of branches resembles a "signal flag". Reproduces by seed. May be common during turfgrass establishment. Found throughout the Southeast from North Carolina into Florida and west to Oklahoma and Texas.