Common name: Sandbur

Latin name: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.

Family: Poaceae

Life Cycle: Annual or Perennial

Type: Grass

Description: Grassy weed with burs with a spike-like inflorescence that contains sharp, painful spines that can get caught on clothing, pets, animals, etc. Annual (C. echniatus) and perennial (C. spinifex) species are both common in Texas.

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