India Crabgrass

Scientific Name - Digitaria longiflora (Retz.) Pers.
Family - Gramineae

Mat-forming annual or perennial, with creeping stolons. Flowering stems ascending. Leaves crowded on creeping stems, blades very short, usually about 1 inch (2 to 2.5 cm) long. Visible membranous ligule at base of leaf blade. Differs from blanket crabgrass in that the sheaths and blades are smooth. Reproduces by seed and stolons. Common in dry sandy, disturbed areas of turf. Found in panhandle and peninsula of Florida. Also found in Hawaii, the west Indies and Costa Rica. Native to the Old World Tropics.