Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Digitaria sanguinalis
(Common Crabgrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Lewis, Schwartz, Martin et al., Meanley, Havera, Anderson, and Myers et al.)


Anatidae: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Anas strepera (Gadwall) [the seeds comprise 2% of the diet in Illinois] And1959; Columbidae: Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove) [seeds of moderate importance as a source of food] Lws1993; Emberizidae: Melospiza georgiana (Swamp Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA during fall] MZN1951; Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [the seeds have major importance in the diet in Arkansas during the summer & fall] Mn1956, Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [seeds eaten during spring for 1 month] Swz1945

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