Spiny Cocklebur

Xanthium spinosum

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Xanthium spinosum is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by many common names, including spiny cocklebur, prickly burweed and Bathurst burr.

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The spiny cocklebur is also known as the prickly burweed or the bathurst burr. The spinycockleburs classification is P: vascular plant, C: Magnoliopsida, O: Asterales, F: Asteraceae, G: Xanthium, and S: Spinosum. Its scientific name is Xanthium spinosum. This plant is native to South America and is distributed across North America. It looks like a weed, but with spikes on its seeds. Its favorite type of soil is moist and disturbed. It can hitchhike on humans and animals to spread its seeds.
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