Coastal Sandbur

(Cenchrus spinifex)

Coastal Sandbur

Leaves Flowers
coastal sandbur leaf coastal sandbur flower

Growing habits: Tufted annual or short-lived perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots which spread from stolons

Leaf anatomy: Leaf surfaces rough, glabrous, sheaths compressed, leaves occasionally pubescent on lower nodes and/or on sheath margins

Reproduction: Raceme inflorescence, burs with up to 40 spines, burs not crowded

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice