Scientific Name: Dactyloctenium aegyptium
Also Known As: Durban crowfootgrass, Egyptiangrass
Weed Family: Poaceae
DescriptionYellow-green tufted summer annual with upwardly bent stems rooting at the lower notes. Leaves with Row of hairs extending outward from the margin along the lower portion of blade. Rolled vernation. Ligule a narrow fringed membrane. Seedhead spikelets arranged on two to five "fingers" radiating from a central point at tip of the stem. Outer tips of fingers extended, resembling claws, giving seedhead a "crowfoot" appearance. Fruits midsummer until frost. Found in disturbed sites, especially sandy soils. Propagates from seed.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.