Xanthium occidentale

Xanthium occidentale

Image of Noogoora burr

(Noogoora Burr)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Xanthium occidentale, sometimes as X. stumarium

Common name(s)

Noogoora Burr

Flower colour; life form

Branched ‘woody’ herb to 2.5 m tall.

Distinguishing features

A species complex. Plant covered with stiff hairs. Leaves alternate, lobed and margins toothed. Fruit a spiny burr with hooked spines and 2 taller spines at the end, 16-18 mm long.

Xanthium occidentale