spiny emex USDA PLANTS Symbol: EMSP
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Emex spinosa (Linnaeus) Campdera

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Polygonales: Polygonaceae
Synonym(s): devil's thorn, Spiny emex, Prickly doc, Spiny threecorner Jack, emex, devil's thorn

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Fruit(s); Fruits with persistent perianth. FNW taxon.
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council