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Cenchrus longispinus

Spiny Burrgrass, Spiny Burrgrass - longispinus at Stromlo, ACT

Cenchrus longispinus at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jan 2017
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Identification history

Cenchrus longispinus 16 Jan 2017 ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam

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Significant sighting

17 Jan 2017

Spiny Burrgrass has the potential to become a major weed, particularly in riparian situations. It is one to keep an eye out for, before it becomes widespread

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Id confirmed by herbarium. Plants removed.

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Nearby sightings

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Amaranthus retroflexus (Redroot Amaranth) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Xanthium occidentale (Noogoora Burr, Cockle Burr) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Saponaria officinalis (Bouncing Bet, or Soapwort) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Datura stramonium (Common Thornapple) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Mike Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Mar 2017 by Mike Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by MichaelMulvaney Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Amaranthus retroflexus (Redroot Amaranth) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Xanthium occidentale (Noogoora Burr, Cockle Burr) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Saponaria officinalis (Bouncing Bet, or Soapwort) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Datura stramonium (Common Thornapple) at Stromlo, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Mike
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Mike
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Mar 2017 by Mike
Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by MichaelMulvaney

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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