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Signalgrass, spp.

Broadleaf Signalgrass image courtesy of the Jack Harper Slide Collection

Broadleaf Signalgrass image courtesy of the Jack Harper Slide Collection

Brachiaria spp.

Synonyms

Humidola, Koronivia grass, Panicaum humidicola, Urochloa humidicola

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Annual / perennial
Growth Habit: Grass that forms a dense ground cover
Propagation: Roots at the nodes along the stolons and rhizomes; seeds
Leaf Margin: Thickened at the margins
Leaf Hairs: Glabrous with sparse hair; ligule has short-hairy fringe.
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate, flat bright green; sheath is bluntly keeled
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves spread away from the vegetative culms
Root Type: Culms with stolons and rhizomes
Flower Color: Hairy, light green tinged with purple racemes

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Similar Species

  • Brachia Dictyoneura
  • Panicum spp. such as Panicum, Fall Panicum dichotomilflorum

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control options not available
  • Post Emergence: Selective control options not available

 

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