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Genus: Cenchrus — sandbur

The spikelets of our species are clustered within two layers of bristles that form a bur-like structure. The outer bristles are slender, round or flattened, and mostly lower down on the bur. The inner ones are joined together into tiny cups with sharply-pointed tips. Compare with Tragus. Reference: Stieber and Wipff (2003).


Poaceae (grass family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key