Summer Grass

Common Name

Summer Grass

Scientific Name

Digitaria sanguinalis





Seasons of Growth


Key Distinguishing Feature

"Spikelets paired and all the way to the base of the 'fingers'. First glume is present. Sterile lemma is rough to touch on the nerves."

Summer Grass is a common weed in Australia’s lawns and gardens, as well
as invading bushland in many regions. It is a very fast growing weed which
sends out its shoots in all directions from it’s centre.

It spreads through it’s stolons, and its stems can be brown or red in colour, with thin grey-green leaves, and fine spiky seed heads that shoot upwards. A prolific seeder, Summer Grass should be removed from lawns when first noticed.

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