Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Cenchrus spinifex Cavanilles
Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis
Cenchrus pauciflorusBentham in part
Cenchrus spinifex is an annual grass with a spreading rather
than upright growth habit. The barbed spines on the burs can inflict a painful wound. The spikelets are hidden within the armed burs.
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Cenchrus spinifex, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Mangas Cyn. Road, July 23, 2007
Cenchrus spinifex, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone, Aug. 12, 2008
Cenchrus spinifex, 1x macro of a spiny bur opened revealing a spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, Mangas Springs, Aug. 27, 2009
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