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008  Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop.

Graminaceae

Nome comune: Sanguinella comune

Digitaria sanguinalis is a species of grass known by the common name hairy crabgrass or large crabgrass. It is one of the better-known species of crabgrass, and one that is known nearly worldwide as a common weed. It is an annual grass with an inflorescence of up to nine very long, very thin, radiating branches atop its stems. Each branch is lined with pairs of very tiny spikelets. The inflorescences may be reddish or purplish. The seeds are edible and have been used as a grain in Germany and especially Poland, where it is sometimes cultivated.