Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis

Locations ofCenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis in Virginia

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Family
Poaceae
Botanical Name
Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis
Common Name
Coastal Sandbur
Synonym(s)
Cenchrus spinifex Cav.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis
Comments
See D.B. Ward in Phytologia 92 (2010) for reasons why the name Cenchrus spinifex should not be applied to our species.
Habitat
Sandy fields, roadsides, sandhill clearings, and lawns. Infrequent but sometimes locally numerous in the s. and c. Coastal Plain; also reported from Albemarle and Warren counties. All herbarium specimens of Cenchrus collected in the Virginia Piedmont and mountains need critical evaluation due to possible misidentification.
Native Status
Native

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