Cenchrus longispinus

Cenchrus longispinus

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Mat Sandbur, Spiny Burr Grass, Field Sandbur
Photo taken on: August 19, 2013
Location: Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Sandy waste areas, disturbed soil

Grows to 2 ½ft, erect or sprawling, with flat, rough leaves. Flowers are yellowish in spikes up to 3" long and are enclosed in burs with sharp, barbed spines up to ¼" long.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes