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Buffalobur (Solanum rostratum)   



Buffalobur plant in bloom. Photo courtesy of John D. Byrd. Mississippi State University. www. invasive.org


Flower and spines of Buffalobur. Photo courtesy of Steve Dewey, Utah State University. www. invasive.org
Flower and spines of Buffalobur.
Photo courtesy of Steve Dewey, Utah State University. www. invasive.org

Buffalobur is an annual, with spiny leaves, flowers and stems that grow up to 2 feet tall. The leaves are lobed like a watermelon leaf and are up to 5 inches long. Buffalobur likes dry rangeland, pastures, lawns, cultivated fields and roadsides. It is widely scattered throughout the West.
Buffalobur rosette. Photo Courtesy of Canyon County Noxious Weed Control
Buffalobur rosette.
Photo Courtesy of Canyon County Noxious Weed Control

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