Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Poaceae
Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl.
smooth crabgrass
Digitaria: from digitus for "finger"
ischaemum: ancient name, presumably from Greek ischaemos for "styptic, blood-restraining," from supposed styptic properties
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: annual grass

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Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Digitaria humifusa Pers.
Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl. var. ischaemum
Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl. var. mississippiensis (Gatt.) Fernald
Panicum ischaemum Schreb.
Syntherisma ischaemum (Schreb.) Nash

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