Taxon  Report   1840 
Cenchrus echinatus  L.
Southern sandbur

Cenchrus echinatus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Cenchrus echinatus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cenchrus echinatus
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cenchrus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cenchrus echinatus var. hillebrandianus
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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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