longspine sandbur USDA PLANTS Symbol: CELO3
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Cenchrus longispinus (Hack.) Fern

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): mat sandbur, burgrass, field sandbur, innocent-weed, longspine sandbur, sandbur
Native Range: Native to central and e US. (HICK)

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Plant(s); Sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus).
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s);
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); Sandbur plant (Cenchrus longispinus) showing reddish color at the base.
L.L. Berry, , Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus) -- close view of the inflorescence.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s);
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); inflorescence.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s);
Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Seeds of sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus).
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); Spikelet with the spiny cupule removed. During dissection the lower glume often detaches from the spikelet.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Caryopsis in ventral view showing hilum.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


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:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998