|Scientific name||Xanthium strumarium|
|Flowering Period||Summer, Fall|
|Identifying Characteristics||½ to 6½ feet tall, small green flowers occur in clusters|
- ½ to 6½ feet tall
- The brown or green prickly seedlings grow no more than 1¾ inches long and ½ inches wide.
- The burs are buoyant and grow widely near open water. Cocklebur’s small, green flowers occur in clusters at the end of branches off the main stem.
- When consumed in small doses, Cocklebur may have some medicinal properties as an antibiotic or sedative.
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