Spiny Cocklebur


Name: Spiny Cocklebur

Scientific name: Xanthium spinosum

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Grey

Habitat: Cultivated Areas

Size: 12 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Jun. Status: Introduced. Rare. Not in other Gulf areas. Habitat & distribution: Cultivated fields; N Qatar. Uses: The plant is used in the treatment of diabetes, rabies and other diseases and medical conditions; the leaves have diuretic properties. Poisoning of cattle from the plant has been reported (Rizk & El-Ghazaly).

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