Sand Burr

Cenchrus spinifex

Common Names   Grassbur
Family  Poaceae
Vegetative Zone  Primary Dunes
Plant Status
Life Span
Height 8-24 inches
Flowering Period  July-September
Fruiting Period
Distribution Asia, Africa, Australia, America
Identifying Characteristics Spiny, ball-shaped flowers


  • Flowers
    • yellowish white
    • spiny, pointy, sharp, neddle-like
    • may fall off and be found on ground
    • Look fluffy from distance
  • Green leaves

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