Crabgrass is an annual, grassy weed with pale, bluish-green blades that can reach 2 to 5 inches high and are often slightly hairy. Plants grow into flat, broad clumps that crowd out desirable plants, especially turfgrasses.

Crabgrass sprouts from late winter to early spring and summer, depending on where you live. The flower heads consist of slender, arching, fingerlike spikes originating from the top of the stems. Crabgrass is very fast growing and likes bare and weak areas of the lawn. It also finds its way into sidewalk, patio and driveway cracks, and in flower and vegetable gardens.

Where Crabgrass is Found Geographically

Common in most of the United States.

Similar Plants or Related Plants

Bermudagrass. Dallisgrass. Goosegrass.