Common Name: crowfootgrass
Species: Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
Bayer Code: DTTAE

Crowfootgrass is an annual grassy weed of turf that roots at the nodes. It is characterized by its unique seedhead of 5 or more spikelets that radiate outwards, resembling a crow's foot.
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Seedhead / Flower raceme2-5 fingers radiating from central point at stem tip, tips of spikelets resemble claws
Vernation Type rolledleaves rolled in the bud
Ligule Type membranousmembranous with fringe of hairs
Growth Season / Life Cycle summer annual weed 
Auricle Type absent 
Leaf Blade Tip Shape  row of hairs extending outward from the margin on lower portion of leaf blade
Leaf Blade Width  0.08 - 0.35 inches (2 - 9 mm) wide
Stolon Presence absent 
Rhizome Presence absent 
Collar Type continuous 
Sheath Margin open 
Sheath Type flattened