Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cenchrus longispinus (Hackel) Fernald. Northern Sandspur, Common Sandspur. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, lawns. Dist: ME west to OR, south to FL, TX, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA25, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, Crins (1991); = Cenchrus pauciflorus – G, HC, S, WV, misapplied

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source
image of plant© Alan Weakley source