long-spine sandbur

(Cenchrus longispinus)

Conservation Status
long-spine sandbur
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

UPL - Obligate upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

4 to 32

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Moderate moisture to dry. Full or partial sun. Sandy or non-sandy soil.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  12/28/2011      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank PACMAD clade  
  Subfamily Panicoideae  
  Tribe Paniceae  
  Subtribe Cenchrinae  
 

Genus

Cenchrus (sandbur)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Cenchrus carolinianus

Cenchrus echinatus f. longispina

Cenchrus pauciflorus var. longispinus

Nastus carolinianus

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

burgrass

field sandbur

innocent-weed

long-spine sandbur

longspine sandbur

mat sandbur

sandbur

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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