Weed of the Month: Common Cocklebur

Common cocklebur is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops. Infestations in pastures are usually more of a problem during periods of drought or due to overgrazing and most frequently occur in field margins. Cocklebur is named for the burs that contain the seeds of this plant. Mature burs are egg-shaped, hard, woody, and covered with hooked prickles.

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