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Large Crabgrass
Digitaria sanguinalis

Large Crabgrass, Digitaria sanguinalis Sometimes when I'm careless, a patch of crabgrass will take over a corner of my lawn.  It likes to move into the garden as well, with long runners that send down roots any where a node touches bare earth.









Large Crabgrass, Digitaria sanguinalisLarge crabgrass is a fast growing, wide spreading, coarse grass.  The nightmare of suburban, monoculture lawn enthusiasts.  It spoils the looks of fine lawns.  And it has become the type of all weeds for the comics.








Large Crabgrass, Digitaria sanguinalisThese are the flowers of the crabgrass.  Most people don't think of flowers on grass.  They are quite small and since they are pollinated by wind, they don't have to look or smell good.









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