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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Xanthium strumarium   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthium strumarium var. strumarium   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Xanthium strumarium

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Xanthium strumarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Xanthium strumarium var. strumarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Xanthium strumarium

 

COMMON NAME:
Cocklebur


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Xanthium strumarium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthium strumarium var. strumarium   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Xanthium strumarium

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Xanthium strumarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Xanthium strumarium var. strumarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Xanthium strumarium

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4443

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Ballast, waste areas near ports, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf axils lack spines; fruits with a few thin prickles

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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