Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Digitaria ischaemum
(Smooth Crabgrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Schwartz, Meanley, Anderson, and Myers et al.)


Anatidae: Anas strepera (Gadwall) [the seeds comprise less than 1% of the diet] And1959; Phasianidae:
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [the seeds have minor importance in the diet in Arkansas during the fall] Mn1956, Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [seeds eaten during winter for 1 month] Swz1945

Cervidae: Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) [1% of deer droppings contained viable seeds of this plant in New York] Myr2004