Scientific Name - Panicum dichotomiflorum Michx.
Family - Gramineae
Sprawling to erect summer annual. Stems bent and branched outward. Leaf blade smooth, occasionally hairy on the upper surface, with a distinct broad, light green midrib. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Seedhead purplish colored at maturity, open and freely branched. Reproduces by seed. Common during turfgrass establishment. Found from Maine, Michigan and Minnesota, south into Florida and west to Texas, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Also found in Europe.