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Gentle Annie

Cenchrus longispinus


Painful stickers that get hooked on pants, shoes, shoelaces, socks, dog's paws, our bare feet in the house, etc., resulting in painful pricks. Each bur is about 5mm in diameter minus the spines. You need tweezers to remove it, or it will impale your fingers!


I'd like to know what these are and how to kill them.

1 Species ID Suggestions

joanbstanley 11 years ago
Sand bur

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freelancing 11 years ago

Or perhaps the person to name it as such had an ex-wife named Annie and felt that this burr was preferable!

Ha ha, yes me too! Perhaps it's a warning to all Annie's.

freelancing 11 years ago

As am I. I'd hate to think what "harsh Annie" would be like!

I'm rather intrigued by the common name.

freelancing 11 years ago

Thanks for the ID. I wish we could eradicate these from our yard!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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