Cenchrus echinatus L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Cenchrus echinatus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual, ascending from a geniculate base, 2–8 dm; lvs 4–25 cm × 4–10 mm; burs well spaced on a flexuous rachis, short-hairy, 5–10 × 3.5–6 mm, truncate at the base, the single row of coarse upper spines 2–5 mm, retrorsely scabrid, mostly erect, sometimes interlocking, those of the outer rows finer, half as long, more divergent or some of them reflexed; spikelets 2–3 per bur, 5–7.5 mm; 2n=34, 68. Sandy waste places and forest-margins; trop. Amer., n. to N.C. and even D.C.

  • Common Names