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Dallisgrass Identification Guide

What is Dallisgrass and What Does it Look Like?

By DoMyOwn staff

What Is Dallisgrass?

dallisgrass among other grass
Dallisgrass is a wide-bladed, clumping perennial weed found most commonly in the Southern United States, but in other parts of the U.S. as well. This grassy weed spreads by means of its thick rhizomes and by seed spread from multiple seed spikes.

Learning how to identify Dallisgrass on your property is an important first step towards removing this pesky weed. Dallisgrass is sometimes confused with crabgrass, but this guide will provide you with the knowledge you need to identify and treat the right plant.


What Does Dallisgrass Look Like?
dallisgrass flower head

Dallisgrass weeds can grow tall--up to five feet high. The rounded stalks feature a broad collar at the base and a distinctive mid-rib or joint part-way up the stalk.

The seedheads growing from the sides of dallisgrass weed stalks display between three and five spikes growing out from the tip. These 2"-4" long spikes hold dangling spikelets which are green or purplish in color. The spikelets each product two rows of flat, oval-shaped seeds that are easily distributed by wind, animals, or by hitchhiking with soil or lawn clippings.

Characteristics of Dallisgrass Weeds

a side view of a dallisgrass seed head
  • Dallisgrass has a grayish-green color
  • Dallisgrass grows in bunches or clumps
  • Dallisgrass produces thick rhizomes that can appear as concentric circles around the plant
  • Dallisgrass blades are broader than those of most desirable turf grasses, measuring between 1/4"-1/2"
  • Dallisgrass stalks are collared and show some hairs around the leaf collar and the base of blades

Dallisgrass Weed Control Products

Read our how to get rid of dallisgrass guide for more information on how and when to apply dallisgrass killers in your lawn.

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