Spiny cocklebur

(Xanthium spinosum)

  • 1 - 4' tall by 1 - 4' wide
  • Blooms June to July
  • Flowers 1 - 1 1/2"; creamy green
  • Stem straight & ridgid
  • Leaves alternate, up to 3" long & 1 1/2" wide
  • 3-lobed; shiny female flowers become burrs which are the fruits; egg-shaped