Spiny Sandbur
Cenchrus echinatus L.Poaceae

common name synonyms: Southern Sandbur, Field Sandbur, Common Sandbur, Vao tui tui, Konpeito-gusa

scientific name synonyms: var. hillebrandianus

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Commelinidae

order: Poales

growth form: herb, grass

life history: annual

level of invasiveness: occasional escape

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: Yes

type of introduction: Accidental

number of vectors: 2.0

introduced range: Britain, Czech

native range: North America, South America

notes: a casual of wool and soya-bean; weed in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Trinidad, Uruguay, etc.

invasiveness notes: occasional escape

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth