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Spiny Cocklebur - Xanthium spinosum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems erect, strigose, 30–120 cm with spines at the nodes. Leaf blades lanceolate, 2–8 cm long, deeply pinnately lobed, becoming more entire upward, strigose above canescent beneath. Burs 10–12 mm long, 1-beaked, puberulent, prickly (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced to most of U.S.; native to S. America. Collected 100 years ago in Ravalli County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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