Cenchrus tribuloides Linnaeus. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Dunes, sandy fields, sandy woodlands in the outer Coastal Plain. Dist: NY (Long Island) south to FL, west to TX, south into tropical America.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: This is the sandspur so familiar to (and disliked by) beach-goers in much of our area.
Synonymy: = Bah, C, F, FlGr, FNA25, HC, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Va, W, WH3, Crins (1991), Ward (2010b)