|COMMON NAME:||Signalgrass, broadleaf|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Brachiaria platyphylla|
|FEATURES:||Growth habit: Between prostrate to upright growth habit. Not tolerant of mowing; Stem: Stem
rounded. Leaf sheath having hairs along the edge.; Leaf: Produces a flag-like leaf that appears to
extend perpendicular to the leaf sheath. Leaves 2 to 8 inches in length tapering to a distinct point.
Leaves hairless, but leaf sheath and lower leaf edge having a fringe of hairs along edge.; Collar: Ligule
short to almost absent, membranous with fringe of hairs; Inflorescence: Two to five branching racemes
at the apex of the inflorescence.
|DESCRIPTION:||Common in disturbed ground or in cropping systems; not common in mowed areas. Densely tillering plant.|