Common name: Khakiweed

Latin name: Alternanthera pungens Kunth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Life Cycle: Annual or Perennial

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Warm-season annual or perennial weed that with a prostrate growth habit. It has obovate leaves with opposite leaf arrangement on the stem. Fruits with soft, but spiny heads in axils between leaf and stem.

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