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Grass Family (Poaceae). Mat sandbur is a native, warm season annual and at times, short lived perennial. The height ranges 8 to 24 inches. The leaf blade is 2 to 6 inches long and flat. The leaf sheath is flattened and hairy along margins. The stem is erect or grows along ground. The seedhead is a raceme with 6 to 20 spiny burs covered with fine hair, each enclosing 2 spikelets, and often topped by leaves.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.