Xanthium strumarium

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 2: 987. 1753.
Common names: Cocklebur lampourde glouteron
Illustrated
Synonyms: Xanthium americanum Walter Xanthium chasei Fernald Xanthium chinense Miller Xanthium curvescens Millspaugh & Sherff Xanthium cylindricum Millspaugh & Fernald Xanthium echinatum Murray Xanthium echinellum Greene ex Rydberg Xanthium globosum C. Schull Xanthium inflexum Mackenzie & Bush Xanthium italicum Moretti Xanthium orientale Linnaeus Xanthium oviforme Wallroth Xanthium pensylvanicum Wallroth Xanthium speciosum Kearney Xanthium strumarium var. canadense (Miller) Torrey & A. Gray Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum (de Candolle) Cronquist Xanthium varians Xanthium wootonii
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 19.

Plants 10–80(–200) cm; nodal spines 0. Leaves: petioles 20–100(–140+) mm; blades suborbiculate to ± pentagonal or deltate, 4–12(–18+) × 3–10(–18+) cm, sometimes palmately 3–5-lobed, abaxial faces green, hirtellous. Burs 10–30+ mm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Damp or seasonally wet, often alkaline, soils, waste places, margins of agriculture
Elevation: 10–2000 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Ala., Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo., Mexico, Central America, South America, widely introduced in Old World.

Discussion

Recognition of a dozen or more taxa (treated as species, subspecies, varieties, and/or forms) has been proposed for plants treated together here as Xanthium strumarium. Bases for the various taxa mostly involved subtle differences in the burs.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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John L. Strother +
Linnaeus +
Cocklebur +  and lampourde glouteron +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Ala. +, Alaska +, Ariz. +, Ark. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, S.Dak. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Mexico +, Central America +, South America +  and widely introduced in Old World. +
10–2000 m +
Damp or seasonally wet, often alkaline, soils, waste places, margins of agriculture +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
Illustrated +
Xanthium americanum +, Xanthium chasei +, Xanthium chinense +, Xanthium curvescens +, Xanthium cylindricum +, Xanthium echinatum +, Xanthium echinellum +, Xanthium globosum +, Xanthium inflexum +, Xanthium italicum +, Xanthium orientale +, Xanthium oviforme +, Xanthium pensylvanicum +, Xanthium speciosum +, Xanthium strumarium var. canadense +, Xanthium strumarium var. glabratum +, Xanthium varians +  and Xanthium wootonii +
Xanthium strumarium +
Xanthium +
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