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Field Sandbur

Other names: Sandbur, burgrass, spiny sandbur
Life cycle: Summer annual
Found in: Dry sandy soils in cultivated fields, roadsides, lawns, washes and disturbed sites throughout the southern U.S.
General description: Grass that produces greenish spiny burs that cling to animals, people, clothing and equipment
Seedlings: Leaf blades are folded in the bud and sparsely hairy.
True leaves: Folded in the bud, sparsely hairy and rough. Sheaths are heavily compressed and hairless with hairy margins.
Flowers and fruit: Seedhead is a slender, unbranched spike comprising five to 15 bur-like seeds.

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