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Smooth Crabgrass - Digitaria ischaemum
Other Names:  Small Crabgrass

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Stems 18–45 cm, mostly decumbent, nodes hairless. Leaves: blades 3–5 mm wide; ligules 1–2 mm long, membranous, throat hairy. Inflorescence of 2 to 7 digitately or almost digitately arranged secund spikes, 3–9 cm long. Spikelets 1.5–2 mm long, ovate; first glume very short, about 0.2 mm long, the second glume 1.5–2 mm long, with glandular hairs. Lemmas: fertile lemma ovate, dark brown at maturity (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout nearly all of North America except at the extreme northern latitudes (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 24

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Habitat
Disturbance-prone sites such as roadsides and in lawns (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Brey, C.W. 1998. Epidemiology of wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella K.) and wheat streak mosaic virus on feral grass species and effect of glyphosate on wheat curl mite dispersal. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 136 p.
    • Carroll, M.W. 1998. Influence of a legume covercrop on volunteer wheat, the wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella (K.) and wheat streak mosaic virus. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 78 p.
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