Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4372

Forb
Annual

Original distribution unclear, widespread in e. N. America & nearly cosmopolitan

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

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

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf axils lack spines; fruits are beset with hooked prickles

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Xanthium orientale   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthium strumarium var. canadense   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Xanthium strumarium

 

COMMON NAME:
Oriental Cocklebur


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