Grass Family ( Poaceae : Paniceae )
Latin Name : Digitaria californica
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value : Wildlife – fair
Livestock – fair to good
Occurs in nearly pure stands on alkaline or saline soils in valleys and meadows, sandy soils of desert foothills or roadsides, also dry and gravelly slopes; most abundant on moderately moist alkaline soils of bottomlands where other species are not adapted. Withstands flooding well. Flowers April to September, seeds remain viable for many years; reproduces by seed and tillers.