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Title: Longspine Sandbur, Cenchrus longispinus

item Boydston, Rick

Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2008
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Citation: Parker, R., Boydston, R.A. 2008. Longspine Sandbur, Cenchrus longispinus. PNW Regional Extension Publication 0353.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Longspine sandbur found in the Pacific Northwest is a warm-season, annual grass that may behave as a perennial in areas with mild winters. It disperses primarily by attachment of seed to humans, animals, and equip¬ment. Sandbur is a North American native that has spread northward from its subtropical origins. Identification, biology, and control methods are illustrated and discussed in this regional extension bulletin.