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Cenchrus brownii

Cenchrus brownii Roem. & Schult.

Green Sandbur, Slim-Bristle Sandburr, Slimbristle Sandbur

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Cenchrus viridis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , TX
Native Habitat: Sandy waste places and forest borders.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cenchrus brownii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cenchrus brownii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cenchrus brownii


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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