Field Sandspur (Coast Sandbur, Field Sandspur)

Scientific Name - Cenchrus incertus M. A. Curtis
Family - Gramineae

Annual or short-lived perennial with erect or ascending stems. Leaf blades flat to slightly folded, sandpapery to the touch. Seedheads in spikes of burs with flat spines. Burs finely hairy with one to three seeds. Reproduces by seed. Found in any open sandy sites. Occurs from Virginia along the coast to California, inland to Oklahoma and Arkansas. Also occurs in the West Indies, Mexico to coastal Central and South America, South Africa and the Philippines.