Latin name: Xanthium spinosum L.
  Pronunciation: ZAN-thee-um spy-NOH-sum

  Common name: Spiny cocklebur
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Old pastures and waste places at fairly low
  elevations, cismontane

  Blooming period: July to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Xanthium
  2) spinosum
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