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Chickenspike (Sphenoclea zeylanica)

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Credit: Marco Schmidt | Own work | License: CC-BY-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Sphenoclea Zeylanica, or more commonly know as Chickenspike, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Sphenoclea. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Sphenoclea Zeylanica or Chickenspike's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Sphenoclea
  • Family: Sphenocleaceae
  • Order: Campanulales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) PR (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(OBL) 6(OBL) C(OBL)


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