Taxon  Report   8366 
Xanthium spinosum  L.
Spiny clotbur,  Spiny cockleburr
Xanthium spinosum
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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Xanthium spinosum
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Xanthium spinosum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Xanthium spinosum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Xanthium spinosum
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Xanthium
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Acanthoxanthium spinosum
PLANTS: Xanthium spinosum var. inerme
More information about  Xanthium spinosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 13, 2016).

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