Family:
Poaceae
Toxins:
oxalates
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Found:
gardens, roadsides, wasteareas, waterside, woodlands, fields

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Signalgrass distribution - United States

Related Species

Signalgrass

Urochloa decumbens

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Signalgrass (Urochloa decumbens) is a tropical trailing perennial forage which is native to tropical eastern Africa. It has also been introduced to many different countries throughout the world and is widely distributed in northern and eastern Australia and the southeastern United States. The grass has aggressive growth habits and considered an invasive weed in many areas.

Toxic components
U. decumbens is highly palatable to livestock and also highly toxic to horses due to its high oxalate content.