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Ligule of Southern Crabgrass

Glenn Nice, Weed Science Extension Assistant

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Ligule of Southern Crabgrass
Ligule of Southern Crabgrass

This is a ligule of Southern crabgrass. Ligules are used as an taxonomic trait in grass identification.

For more information please refer to the following:

Guidelines for Submitting Digital Plant Images for Identification: Grass Identification (PDF 500K)
Turfgrass Weed ID - Grasses and Sedges

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