|COMMON NAME:||Southern sandbur|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Cenchrus echinatus|
|FEATURES:||Growth habit: Upright growth habit. Two to three feet tall.; Stem: Leaf sheaths without hairs.;
Leaf: Leaves can have long-hairs sparsely distributed along leaf edge or glabrous. Leaves have a
scabrous/sandpaper like feel.; Collar: Liglue a fringe of hairs. Collar white in appearance. ;
Inflorescence: A spike of spiny burs. Seedpods, or burs, easily detach onto clothing or animal fur.
|DESCRIPTION:||Most notable characteristic is small seedpod with spines. Does not produce seedhead until August.
Stems can have a general reddish green appearance. Not common in mowed areas.