Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4140

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal
Petioles 2-29cm long

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
6 tepals, the outer three bearing spines

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Emex spinosa   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Emex spinosa   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Emex spinosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiny Emex


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