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Plant Name Grassbur, Sandbur
Scientific name Cenchrus spinifex
Family Poaceae
Location Primary Dunes
Flowering Period July-September
Identifying Characteristics Spiny, ball-shaped flowers


  • Flowers
    • yellowish white
    • spiny, pointy, sharp,neddle-like
    • may fall off and be found onground
    • Look fluffy fromdistance
  • Green leaves
  • Grows to a height of 8-24 inches
  • Distributed across Asia, Africa, Australia, America

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