Digitaria cognata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusDigitaria
SpeciesDigitaria cognata (Schult.) Pilg.
Common NameFall Witchgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 2.5
C value 3
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Digitaria cognata subsp. cognata Digitaria cognata subsp. cognata
Leptoloma cognata Leptoloma cognata
Leptoloma cognatum Leptoloma cognatum (Schult.) Chase
Leptoloma cognatum var. cognatum Leptoloma cognatum var. cognatum
Panicum autumnale Panicum autumnale Bosc ex Spreng.
Panicum cognatum Panicum cognatum Schult.
Panicum fragile Panicum fragile Kunth
Panicum nudum Panicum nudum Walter

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Fulton (KY), Livingston (KY), McCracken (KY), Marshall (KY), Bedford (TN), Carroll (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Meigs (TN), Robertson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100140316 Livingston Kentucky 28 Sep 1978 Raymond Athey
4270
EKY
Leptoloma cognatum
31234100140308 Ballard Kentucky 05 Oct 1978 Raymond Athey
4288
EKY
Leptoloma cognatum
31234100140332 McCracken Kentucky 27 Sep 1978 Raymond Athey
4260
EKY
Leptoloma cognatum
TENN-V-0018744 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Leptoloma cognatum
TENN-V-0018394 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018556 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018743 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Leptoloma cognatum
TENN-V-0018393 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
APSC0043576 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Digitaria cognata
APSC0043578 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Digitaria cognata
APSC0095707 Fulton Kentucky 18 Aug 1968
APSC
Digitaria cognata
31234100140324 Marshall Kentucky 27 Sep 1978 Raymond Athey
4261
EKY
Leptoloma cognatum
TENN-V-0018396 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018745 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Leptoloma cognatum
TENN-V-0018398 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018397 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018558 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018557 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018555 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018395 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria cognata
TENN-V-0018746 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Leptoloma cognatum
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Plant Photos

Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell
Digitaria cognata - Theo Witsell