Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2462

Forb
Annual

Non-native: South America, apparently

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in fields, disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf axils with yellow 3-forked spines 1-3cm long

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-brown
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 (2/8/20):
Xanthium spinosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthium spinosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-03-001:
Xanthium spinosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acanthoxanthium spinosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiny Cocklebur


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