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sandbur

or

bur grass,

any species of the genus Cenchrus of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
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 family), sandy-soil plants of tropical and temperate regions. At maturity the sharp spines and burlike seeds make the plant a troublesome weed, especially to sheepgrowers. The name sandbur is sometimes used for the buffalo bur and the horse nettle of the family Solanaceae (nightshadenightshade,
common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping types, and rank-smelling foliage is typical of many species.
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 family). The family Poaceae is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales. The Solanaceae is in the class Magnoliopsida, order Solanales.
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"Cadilla", "cadillo", "cola de zorro" (Argentina; de la Pena & Pensiero, 2011), "cadillo alto" (Argentina; Nicora & Rugolo de Agrasar, 1987), "cadillo chico", "cadillo-i", "cadillo Santa Fe" (Argentina; Morrone & Zuloaga, 1995),"cola de zorro aspera", "paja simbol", "simbol" (Stukert, 1904), "kapiatiguasu", "kapi'i ja" (Paraguay; Zuloaga & Morrone, 1994), "big sandbur" (Estados Unidos de America; Stieber & Wipff, 2003).
These experiments began at sunrise on 22 Sep and terminated at sunrise on 23 Sep, and were conducted in fields of bahiagrass and sandbur grass (approx.
In sandbur grass, numbers of Collembola and Dolichopodidae in pitfall traps were higher during d than night (Table 3).
"Roseta" (Argentina; Caro & Sanchez, 1967b), "dune sandbur", "sanddune sandbur" (Estados Unidos de America; Hitchcock, 1951; Stieber & Wipff, 2003), "bur grass", "coast sandbur", "field sandbur", "longspine sandbur", "mat sandbur", "sandbur" (Estados Unidos de America; Brako et al., 1995).
Depending on the site, species interspersed with little bluestem included dewberry (Rubus riograndis), sandbur (Cenchrus sp.), prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and an array of forbs.
Major subdominants include silver bluestem (Bothriochloa saccharoides), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), plains bristlegrass (Setaria leucopila), sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Texas wintergrass (Stipa leucotricha), buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides), hairy grama (Bouteloua hirsuta), knotroot bristlegrass (Setaria geniculata), indiangrass (Sorhastrum nutans), eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), and big sandbur (Cenchrus myosuroides).
plicatulum), coast sandbur (Cenchrus incertus), big sandbur, tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus), big bluestem, snoutbean (Rhyncosia texana), tephrosia (Tephrosia lindheimeri), snakecotton (Froelichia floridana), mesquite, prickly pear, and yucca being the most common subdominants.
From the stinging pain of horse fly encounters to our distaste for centipedes, cowbirds and sandburs, Janet Lembke explores the nature and myth of species we love to hate.
Sandburs are a real problem some places and so-called "goathead" burrs are even worse.
Sandburs, cockleburs, and burdock are a real hazard in the long hair of Hank who sometimes gets so many of these sticky seeds in his long coat that a couple hours and great effort are necessary to remove them.
Highway 77 (Kenedy County): sandy roadside with patches of sunflowers and sandburs between the highway and a fenced cattle pasture along U.S.