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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Cenchrus spinifex (Field Sandbur,Common Sandbur,huizapori,guachapori)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Cenchrus spinifex

Habitat: valleys,disturbed areas
Life Form: grass
Leaf Description: grasslike leaves
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: July to Sept.
Spines: spines burs
Family: Poaceae (grass family)
Abundance: introduced,locally common,population established
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 47 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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