Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Cenchrus echinatus Linnaeus. Southern Sandspur, Bristly Sandspur, Hedgehog Grass, Cadillo. Phen: Jun-Oct (-May). Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: NC (and DC?) south to FL, west to CA, south into the tropical America. The basis for the record for w. VA in FNA is not clear.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, HC, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, Crins (1991), Ward (2010b)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
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