Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cenchrus brownii Roemer & J.A. Schultes. Slim-bristled Sandspur. Phen: Mar-Dec. Hab: Disturbed areas, maritime grasslands. Dist: S. FL (where apparently native), elsewhere in the se. United States (NC, GA, AL, where presumably introduced); West Indies; Central America, n. South America. The sole known NC specimen was collected in 1885 by Gerald McCarthy in NC "in locis navalibus et vastis".

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Syn: = Bah, FlGr, FNA25, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Ward (2010b); ? Cenchrus viridis – HC, S, misapplied

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image of plant© Keith Bradley [image randomly selected]