Mat Sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus (Hack.) FernaldPoaceae

common name synonyms: Field Sanbur, Longspine Sandbur, burgrass

scientific name synonyms: C. carolinianus, C. echinatus forma longispinus, C. pauciflorus var. longispinus

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: Southern Europe, Britain

native range: North America

notes: perhaps becoming naturalized; a wool alien, cultivated from bird seed and also from pheasant food near Cambridge in 1994, often confused with C. incertus

invasiveness notes: occasional escape

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