Scientific Name: Digitaria spp.
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LIFE CYCLE: Summer annual; reproduces by seed and roots at lower nodes of the stem; begins germination in mid-April or early May; develops seed from July to September; dies in autumn.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Stems are erect or arise from a creeping base (A); small inconspicuous flowers produced in two rows along one side of the 3 to 10 finger-like branches at the top of the stem (B).
LOCATION: Full sun, thin and/or closely mowed turf, heavy traffic areas.