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Cenchrus longispinus  (Hack.) Fernald
Mat sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCenchrus carolinianus
Information about  Cenchrus longispinus from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasive, Central & Eastern United States native: Cenchrus longispinus (mat sandbur) is an annual grass (family Poaceae) that can grow up to 2 feet tall and is found in the Central Valley, Modoc Plateau area, and the south coast and desert ranges of California. It is native to the central and eastern United States. It favors grasslands and dunes. It reproduces by seeds which disperse by clinging to animals, shoes, clothing, machinery and floating on water. Cal-IPC Rating: Watch (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/11/2023).