bristly starbur

COMMON NAME: Bristly starbur
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acanthospermum hispidum
FAMILY: Asteraceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Dichotomous (Y-shaped) branching summer annual with upright growth habit. Stem densely
pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, pubescent, with spaced teeth. Fruit a cluster of spiked
fruit. Seed with two “horns.”
DESCRIPTION: Often referred to as “goat-head” because of two horns on seed. Plant pubescent throughout.
Primarily distributed on coastal plain soils in the southeastern U.S.

Broad View whole plant

Broad View
whole plant

Additional Stem characteristics

Additional
Stem characteristics