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Corchorus siliquosus

Corchorus siliquosus L.

Slippery Burr, Broomweed Slippery Burr, Broomweed, Slippery-burr

Tiliaceae (Linden Family)


USDA Symbol: COSI3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: From 3 feet up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Canal banks, glade edges, hammock and swamp edges, beaches, open pine woodlands with limestone outcrops and solution holes, rock outcrops, roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACU
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 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-05-21
Research By: CBR

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