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Spiny Cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum)


Xanthium Spinosum, or more commonly know as Spiny Cocklebur, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Xanthium. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Xanthium Spinosum or Spiny Cocklebur's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Xanthium
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • State Noxious Status: OR (BDW Q) WA (CCW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: OR (spiny cocklebur) WA (spiny cocklebur)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 4(NI) 5(FACU) 6(FACU) 7(FACU+) 8(FACU) 9(FACU) 0(FAC+)

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