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Cenchrus tribuloides (Sand dune sandbur)
Cressler, Alan

Cenchrus tribuloides

Cenchrus tribuloides L.

Sand Dune Sandbur, Sand Dune Sandspur

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CETR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Sprawling to decumbent habit; stems to about 3 feet in length.
Fruit: Bur.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA , VT

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU UPL UPL UPL UPL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-08-18
Research By: JAM

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