Digitaria sanguinalis   Hairy Finger-grass C DD I

Digitaria sanguinalis

This is an introduction from southern Europe which is found growing from in cracks in pavements, walls and gutters in Guernsey where it is not uncommon. The leaves and sheaths are often quite hairy hence the English name.

It has escaped successfully into the counties of southern England although not in great numbers. There is little in Wales, Scotland or Ireland but in spite of its origins it can be found occasionally in northern England.

Pavement in Guernsey 20th June 2004

Added on December 3rd 2004, updated 13th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010

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