Managing Cocklebur in Natural Areas

Managing Cocklebur in Natural Areas

Common or “rough” cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.) is a native, tap rooted, annual broadleaf weed. The plant is a prolific seed producer that spreads easily because of its bur-like seed head. Management of the plant is described.

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Have Burs Will Travel

Have Burs Will Travel

Cocklebur or Burdock—What’s the Difference? Common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.) and common burdock (Arctium minus) are members of the sunflower family. This article describes how the two weeds differ in their life cycle, growth form, flower type, and seed heads.

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