field sandbur, innocent-weed, mat sandbur, sandbur
Etymology: Cenchrus: ancient Greek name of "Setaria italica"
Plants: annual grass
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 0 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.