Seed Study - Dichanthelium oligosanthes
Species: Dichanthelium oligosanthes
Vegetative identification: Cotyledon leaves are very wide and pointed. Even at emergence, they have a tufted appearance. The sheath has long, soft, spreading hairs and on some plants the blades also have hair. Prior to the emergence of the sheath, this species could be confused with Sporobolus cryptandrus, but the leaves of Dichanthelium are quite a bit wider, the blade tip more acutely pointed, and the leaves darker green.
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