Digitaria violascens

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusDigitaria
Species:Digitaria violascens Link
Common NameViolet Crabgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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 fusca Digitaria fusca (J. Presl) Merr.
Panicum steudelianum Panicum steudelianum Domin
Panicum violascens Panicum violascens (Link) Kunth
Paspalum fuscum Paspalum fuscum J. Presl
Paspalum minutiflorum Paspalum minutiflorum Steud.
Syntherisma chinense Syntherisma chinense (Nees) Hitchc.
Syntherisma fusca Syntherisma fusca (J. Presl) Scribn.
Syntherisma helleri Syntherisma helleri
Syntherisma violascens Syntherisma violascens (Link) Nash

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: Clinton (KY), Lee (KY), Lyon (KY), Blount (TN), Coffee (TN), Hamilton (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Union (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1996 - 1999

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100135837 Clinton Kentucky 05 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-917
EKY
Digitaria violascens
BEREA006055 Lee Kentucky
BEREA
Digitaria violascens
TENN-V-0018530 Union Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria violascens
TENN-V-0018529 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria violascens
TENN-V-0018526 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria violascens
TENN-V-0018528 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria violascens
TENN-V-0018527 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Digitaria violascens
APSC0053972 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Digitaria violascens
APSC0033374 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Digitaria violascens
UOS07893 Coffee Tennessee 08 Oct 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Digitaria violascens
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Plant Photos

Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw
Digitaria violascens - Joey Shaw