Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1678

Forb
Annual

Original distribution unclear, probably native to the New World
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on disturbed ground, roadsides, in pastures, barnyards, beaches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Staminate corollas greenish-brown
Unisexual
Staminate corollas 5-lobed; pistillate flowers without corollas
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Xanthium strumarium   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-03-002b:
Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Xanthium strumarium var. canadense

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Xanthium strumarium var. strumarium

 

COMMON NAME:
Cocklebur